Efforts to improve school safety,
climate and learning are not separate endeavors. It requred a comprehensive school community approach with personnel from many areas. Effective school safety efforts:
- Provide a team-based framework to facilitate effective
coordination of services and interventions.
- Balance the needs for physical and psychological safety. Employ the necessary and appropriately trained mental health and safety personnel.
- Engage families and community providers as meaningful
Rockwood has a team of employees and safety personnel who conduct walk-throughs of all RSD schools. Once a semester, this group “surprises” schools with a checklist of safety requirements to ensure compliance. The team members include administrators, facilities representatives, school resource officers, emergency management officials, support staff and parents.