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October: Safe Schools Month in Colorado

Governor Hickenlooper, with support from Senate Joint Resolution 14-031, named October 2015 as the first-ever Safe Schools Month in Colorado this year in order to highlight safety in schools for students, school staff, and visitors alike.

The movement encouraged parents, school officials, teachers, and anyone concerned about safety in our schools to look closely at ways school safety could be addressed and improved, starting with inspiring parents to ask the following questions:

  • What is the emergency operations plan at my child’s school?
  • Is my contact information at my child’s school current?
  • How will my child’s school communicate with me in the event of an emergency?

A blog post put out by the Governor’s Office also offers the following potential actions for those who were interested in participating in School Safety Month and beyond:

Last month’s major focus on school safety also included a School Safety Summit held in Loveland, Colorado. The Summit produced more than two-dozen workshops over a two day period for teachers, school administrators, and police officers on topics impacting kids at school ranging from bullying, internet safety, social media, and mental health and suicide.

For more information and tips to increase school safety in your own community and at your child’s school, download your copy of the free Moms Fight Back eBook: Back-to-School Safety and watch our recent Fireside Chat withpolice psychologist and Colorado native Dr. John Nicoletti about how to keep our kids safe when they’re at school. We engaged a studio audience in this serious conversation on bullying, school shootings, school/community responsibility and how to recognize and address danger in your child’s school environment. A must-watch for anyone interested in school safety issues!


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