St. Louis, MO – Sept. 13, 2012 – Campus safety is the number one priority for schools and districts, with many putting in place plans and procedures to handle a variety of threatening situations that may arise. However, there are times when schools may face a threat posed by an intruder, or an emergency situation outside the school that prevents the safe evacuation of students and staff from the buildings. In these situations, schools need to be prepared to take the necessary steps to isolate students and teachers from danger by instituting a school lockdown.
For district and school administrators interested in learning the latest best practices for school lockdowns and communication procedures, a free, one-hour webinar will be presented on Monday, Sept., 24 from 1:30-2:20 PM, CST by SchoolReach Instant Contact Solutions, a leading school notification and alerts provider.
The program will hosted by Gary Sigrist, Jr., former safety project director for South-Western Columbus City School District. A sought-after authority on school violence response tactics, Mr. Sigrist will share with webinar participants his first-hand experience on how to plan, practice, train and successfully manage communications efforts during a lockdown situation. Specifically attendees will discover:
·What to say in a lockdown message to parents
·When to send the messages during a threatening emergency
·Where to direct parents to convene during the crisis
·How to handle the media, and more
“Most schools have a lockdown plan. However, not many schools have a good lockdown plan,” said Paul Langhorst, chief marketing officer for SchoolReach. “We are presenting this important webinar as a free service to schools and district administrators nationwide because keeping students safe and parents informed is our sole mission. We are dedicated to helping educators so they are truly prepared should the unthinkable happen at their school.”
Charlotte Andrist @ 770-578-8007 or Charlotte@EicherCommunications.com