Risk Assessment for K-12 Settings: Building a School Profile

Course Overview

This four-hour training provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify specific threats in their unique jurisdiction. Participants will walk through the process of building a school profile to enhance their understanding of how the features of a school site, it’s population, and the surrounding community can contribute to a risk assessment.

Using the information in their school profile, participants will conduct a risk assessment to identify and prioritize threats specific to their schools. Both the school profile and risk assessment are used to determine and direct the development and maintenance of the comprehensive school emergency operations plan (EOP).

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for district or school administrators, principals, teachers, school psychologists, facilities managers, transportation managers, school resource officers, and community partners with roles in creating and maintaining school crisis plans and EOPs.

Course Takeaways

  • An overview of the features of a school profile
  • A comprehensive list of potential threats and hazards for K-12 schools
  • Exposure to performing risk assessments
  • An understanding of potential planning partners for school emergency management

Course Length

4.0 hours