Parent School Safety Academy
The Parent School Safety Academy is a unique program to Carmel Clay Schools that will teach parents the school safety principles and fundamentals that guide response protocols in our schools. This program will not reveal details that would compromise safety at Carmel Clay Schools, but will provide parents with a basic understanding of school safety practices that will facilitate parental response in case of a crisis and allow for constructive feedback. During this interactive program, parent participants will learn about national and state safety practices, current trends in school safety and how these practices and trends impact safety planning at Carmel Clay Schools. Parent input will be integral during the program.
Participants in the Parent School Safety Academy must be the parent/guardian of a student attending Carmel Clay Schools and must also complete a background check. Participants will be required to submit an application for the program. Up to 20 participants will be selected per course offering. Vendor discussions and/or product promotions will not be supported in the program.
Participants will complete a two session training course (2.5 hours each) focusing on the fundamentals of school safety including; legal requirements, best practices related to school violence, severe weather preparedness, access control, communications and reunification. Participants will also review key findings of the USDOE/Secret Service study, and components of effective implementation of a school safety plan. Participants must be available to attend both sessions.
There is no cost for the program. A volunteer background check is required to participate. If you have not had a volunteer background for Carmel Clay Schools, the cost is $17.95.
The application for the 2018 Parent School Safety Academy has closed. The next Parent School Safety Application will be available in early 2019.