Tag Archive: School Safety

Jun 18

Governor McDonnell Announces New School Resource Officers

In a press release made available June 17, Governor McDonnell announced that twenty-four cities and counties would be able to provide for SROs in schools where none are currently assigned.  This action was one of a series of recommendations from the Governor’s Taskforce on School and Campus Safety. VASSP President Dr. Keith Perrigan served on this task …

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Jan 28

Safety Task Force First Meeting

The Education Work group created by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell as a part of the Task Force of School and Campus Safety held their initial meeting on January 17, 2013 in Richmond.  Among the members of the committee, each of whom were sworn in for this committee is current VASSP President,  Dr. Keith Perrigan, Principal at Patrick Henry High …

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Jan 09

VASSP President to Serve on Governor’s Task Force

Governor Bob McDonnell  announced on January 9th the membership of his newly-created Task Force of School and Campus Safety.  The membership includes educators, public safety experts, local leaders, mental health practitioners, legislators, parents, and students.  The group will review school safety, including established policies and procedures, crisis and emergency management plans, threat assessment protocols, as …

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Jan 03

Virginia Administrators Discuss School Safety and Security

The Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP), the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP) and the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) appreciate Governor McDonnell’s effort to begin a dialogue that focuses on school safety and areas for improvement in security in light of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  All principals …

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Dec 18

Talking To Troubled Students

 In light of the tragedy in Connecticut last week, we need to be certain that we as administrators  equip our staff and schools with all of the tools necessary to help prevent or deal with this disaster. You are familiar with the lock down/building intruder/ non-evacuation drills that are required each year. Unfortunately, you now have …

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Oct 01

Thoughts on Bullying

As I was reading the October 2012 issue of Educational Leadership (ASCD), there were several articles that drew my attention. One of those articles (“Joining Hands Against Bullying,” p. 26) focused on a topic that many schools face. What got my attention was a request to students to ask questions of adults in their school …

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