Summers are here and every kid and parent welcome the summer time. This is the time when one can vacation with their family and friends. The schools are closed for the summer holidays and many now enjoy free time. But, this is not the case for people involved in the school communities. If you are a school safety officer, then your responsibility does not end with students going on vacation. The summer is the time when you can plan and learn for the future and also be wary of improving the school safety.
There are plenty of things that you can do as a school security officer during the summer in order to ensure the school to be a safe and secure place for the students to study, play, and learn.
Evaluate where the school stands
The summer is the best time for the school safety officer to take a look at where the school is at present in terms of school safety and security. This is the time for you to take the necessary steps in improving the safety aspects of the school in order to make it a better and safe haven for the kids during the new school year. It is important to start conversations with everyone involved in the school safety communities to know where the school is standing at present and to think of various ideas that will help in improving the school safety in the coming year.
The summer time is the best period for the school safety office to get in touch with everyone involved in school safety. They can act as a liaison between the school resource officers, safety teams, and the first responders. Arranging an informal meeting of the school safety team will help in increasing the rapport between different groups. This will help in collaborating and making good plans for the new school year.
There are many organizations that offer school safety and security staff training and workshops to plan for the new school year. Attending such workshops will help in gaining new ideas and perspectives that can be tried out in the ensuing school year.