New School Lunch Initiatives

The USDA has announced changes to its school lunch nutrition standards. The changes seek to improve children’s health by decreasing salt and sugar intake. There are proposed limits on flavored milk, cereal, grain-based desserts, and yogurt. The USDA also wants to incorporate more whole grains in the meals. According to the CDC, almost 20% of Read more about New School Lunch Initiatives[…]

What Can the Missing F35B Jet Teach Us About Emergency Planning?

“Hey, have you seen my fighter jet?” Last week, the general public and the national media were baffled by an announcement from the Marine Corps that a military aircraft had gone missing. And not just any aircraft—an F35B Lightning II, an elite stealth fighter jet labeled by its maker Lockheed-Martin as “the most lethal, stealthy Read more about What Can the Missing F35B Jet Teach Us About Emergency Planning?[…]

Should School Resource Officers Have Rifles Stored on Campus?

Tell your school to take our Active Shooters Course. Are you a Parent? Take our Active Shooter Course designed for you. The number of school shooter incidents is rising every year. Local law enforcement and school officials are considering new and innovative approaches to grapple with these serious events. One approach they are trying is Read more about Should School Resource Officers Have Rifles Stored on Campus?[…]

Don’t Let Your Phone System Bring Down Your Emergency Plan

Technology constantly changes, but change doesn’t always mean for the better. I often wonder if tech designers ever get out in the field and hear feedback from their clients. Or even better, do they ever work in the field and have to use their own equipment? Sometimes what seems like a great idea in concept Read more about Don’t Let Your Phone System Bring Down Your Emergency Plan[…]

Loco Parentis – Don’t Go Beyond the Law

For many years I have been advising schools on the rights governed under loco parentis. In Latin, the term means “in place of a parent.” It is a basic tenet of student and childcare throughout federal and state law. California public schools have many regulations around the safety and security of children under their care. Read more about Loco Parentis – Don’t Go Beyond the Law[…]

SB 906 And Its Potential Impact On Schools

  California is taking proactive measures to protect school sites from potential acts of homicidal violence. The Legislature passed SB 906 last year, and Gov. Newsom signed it into law in July 2022. This groundbreaking legislation aims to ensure the safety of students by mandating reporting of homicidal threats made by students in grades 6 Read more about SB 906 And Its Potential Impact On Schools[…]

Save your insurance policies for future SAM cases

SAM cases are on the rise Sexual abuse and sexual molestation faces in schools are on the rise.  So much so that insurers and reinsurers don’t want to provide coverage for these types of cases much longer.  The cost is a norm is in its bankrupting our school system.  Recently, California passed a law that Read more about Save your insurance policies for future SAM cases[…]

Shooting in St. Louis exemplifies key training points

Another shooting rocked educators and the United States on Monday. This time, the shooting occurred in St. Louis, Missouri. It just so happens that I grew up in St. Louis, and my nieces and nephews reside in and go to school there. Thinking of them makes my heart bleed even more when I hear of Read more about Shooting in St. Louis exemplifies key training points[…]

Where you get your online safety training matters.

It’s your job as a risk manager to find the appropriate training for your people. In today’s virtual, online world, much of that training is available at the click of a mouse button. While we always advocate for the value of in-person training, we understand that the convenience of online training makes it an invaluable Read more about Where you get your online safety training matters.[…]