2002 Annual Report, School Year 2000-2001
2000-01 School Safety Statistics
|School Safety Assessments||116 facilities|
|Crisis Disaster Team Activations||13 incidents|
|"Connections" Toll Free Hotline:||Calls received
Weapons Seized 2
Narcotics Arrests 6
Gang Fights Avoided 2
Bomb threat resolved 1
Average Response Time 15 Minutes
|Technical Assistance Calls||10,800|
|School safety assessments||*Continued to perform comprehensive school
safety assessments at no cost to school districts.
*Partnered with the department's Management Information Systems Office to deploy the state's first computerized incident reporting system for schools.
*Developed a statewide comprehensive threat assessment protocol to assist districts in responding to student threats.
|Training||Training was afforded to teachers, administrators, and staff in "School Safety Law and Policy Development," "Crisis Response Training," Student Sexual Harassment Training," and "Violent Confrontation Avoidance" workshops as well as other critical area safety training.|
|Crisis Disaster Team||Responded to thirteen activations in incidents ranging from bomb threats to fires, to suicides to tornado damage. The team's interventions allowed districts to increase federal funding authorizations for disaster funding.|
|Best/promising practices||Established a list of "best practices" and "promising practices" for character education programs for school districts and conducted extensive research comparing Mississippi school safety laws with those of other states.|
|Collaboration||Accomplishments were made in collaboration with the MDE-sponsored "Mississippi Institute of School Safety," which includes representatives from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi Department of Human Services, Mississippi Department of Public Safety and Mississippi Department of Mental Health.|
|* "Mississippi School Safety
Manual," in collaboration with the Mississippi Institute for School Safety.
Available on CD-ROM and web page.
* "School Occupational Safety and Crisis Response Plan Manual," available on CD-ROM and web page.
* "What is Sexual Harassment," published in the Safe and Orderly Schools Newsletter, August 2000.
|Contingent on funding the
division intends to
* continue the collaboration with other state agencies via the Mississippi Institute of School Safety.
* furnish training to all school districts in "Threat Assessment Protocol."
* endeavor to furnish basic training to school resource officers and schools safety officers in accordance with Mississippi law.