Taking control – safety, transgenderism and dress codes

Warning – Potential Offensive Content We apologize in advance for the content here. The purpose is to advise on risk management issues your agency may face.   A high school teacher in Canada has received much media attention for her decision to wear attire some consider to be questionable while teaching. Kayla Lemieux of Oakville Read more about Taking control – safety, transgenderism and dress codes[…]

New Classroom Safety Video is here

Our newest safety video addresses the major hazards typically found in the classroom. This is a great video for teachers to view at the beginning of each school year. It also identifies some of the common issues that teachers typically don’t think about when working in their classrooms. Watch the Sample Clip Classroom Safety for Read more about New Classroom Safety Video is here[…]

When is decorative art a hazard?

There have been a few updates to the decorative art standards and requirements since we originally published this article.  I wanted to take a moment and update our post so you can get your classrooms in order. Art is still beautiful and it is meant to be hung on walls.  Hanging too much art on Read more about When is decorative art a hazard?[…]

Are California charter schools exempt from the Field Act?

California Education Code Section 47610 exempts generally charter schools.  Read the CA Attorney General’s Opinion number 96-1206  at https://wilmes.co/reports/96-1206.pdf 47610. A charter school shall comply with this part and all of the provisions set forth in its charter, but is otherwise exempt from the laws governing school districts, except all of the following: (a) As Read more about Are California charter schools exempt from the Field Act?[…]

Does the Field Act affect California community colleges?

Yes, in California, it affects community colleges in an optional way.  AB127 of 2006 gave Community Colleges the option to comply with Building Codes or the Field Act.  This was codified in Education Code Section 81052.   81052. Each school building constructed, reconstructed, modified, or expanded after July 1, 2006, on a community college campus Read more about Does the Field Act affect California community colleges?[…]

Can we lock our classroom doors during school hours?

Tell your school to take our Active Shooters Course. Are you a Parent? Take our Active Shooter Course designed for you.   There are many reasons why you may wish to lock your school classroom doors during the school day.  And there are just as many reasons why you shouldn’t. If you have read the Read more about Can we lock our classroom doors during school hours?[…]

What are the temperature requirements for classrooms and restroom water delivery?

Tired of water issues, tell the school to take our course Everyone is always asking if there are temperature requirements for this and that.  Well, yes and no.   Here’s what our research has found: With regard to water in schools, the only requirement that I could find was in Title 22, Div 12, Article 7 Read more about What are the temperature requirements for classrooms and restroom water delivery?[…]

How do I obtain a FBI background check or fingerprinting with the FBI?

It seems like a hassle to get an FBI background check, but it is easier than trying to work with the CTC on the ASCC requirements. AB 1025 of 2009 is putting fingerprinting of volunteers to the test.  California schools may opt out of requiring the ASCC certificate if they require both the FBI and Read more about How do I obtain a FBI background check or fingerprinting with the FBI?[…]