Enhanced Safety and Security for Catholic Schools

The Catholic Schools Office and the Office of Risk Management are committeed to aiding our schools in the process of enhancing the safety and security of students, faculty and staff. In the past few years, we hosted a series of school safety meetings for Catholic school principals and administrators, and we continue to revisit the topic with additional training and resources.

Below please find links to video presentations, checklists, forms, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources that we think you will find helpful.

Video Presentations from Previous Training Sessions

PowerPoint Presentations

Below please find presentations from previous meetings:

Sgt. Cohoon's Lockdown Presentation Feb 27, 2013

Safety and Security Presentation 2013

Recommended Viewing

The First 20 Minutes - You can watch this video by following this link. (Once you click on the link, it may take a few moments for the video to load.)

NOVA special: The Path to Violence. To view a video from the PBS website, please follow this link.

To view a video of the 2010 School Safety Presentation from Don Schmidt and Anti-bullying Legislation Presentation by Fran O'Connor, follow this link.

Other Material (Checklists, Forms, etc.)

Bystander Study

Emergency Action Plan Template

Bomb Threat Form

Sample Lockdown Letter for Parents

Go Kit Checklist from Preparedness, LLC

Medical Emergency Response Plans (Explanation of MA legislation)

Emergency Exercises: An Effective Way to Validate School Safety Plans

15 Step Program to Mentor - Bill Pollack

Safe Climates - Bill Pollack 

Below is a link to an article about how to speak to children about violence:

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr369.shtml

School Safety Vendors

For school safety assessments and consulting:
Don Schmidt
Preparedness, LLC
643 Massapoag Avenue
Sharon, MA 02067
Tel: 781.784.0672
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http://www.preparednessllc.com

For AED installation and servicing:
Bret Smith
Life Support Systems
59 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA 02026
Toll free: 1-800-520-9635
Tel: 781-320-0030
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For assistance with emergency response systems:
Kevin J. Harrington
COO - BeSafe Technologies, Inc.
8317 Harps Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27615
Tel: (919) 809-6681
Cell: (508) 280-5800
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