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Education Seminar Aims At Crisis Response

If you work in education, and a severe crisis erupts, what steps do you take?

A two-day seminar in Sonora is designed to answer that question.

School safety consultant Mary Schoenfeldt says the goal… is to formalize school crisis response programs.

“Schools have been doing crisis response programs since we put two kids in a room and called it a school. But we´ve gotten more attention, and it´s a way of formalizing, and bringing in the community,” said Shoenfeldt.

And Superintendent Joe Silva said he was pleased with the response.

“I thought today was a very productive day. I was really impressed that all the school districts were here. We had a lot of the agencies here. And we´re beginning to get a lot of the common language that we can use if we ever have a crisis situation,” said Silva.

Yesterday´s session included crisis response planning and legal issues.

Today´s session will address how to include parents in the response to a school crisis, and how to make sure kids are connected with the right grown-up.