It is an unfortunate reality that as a public education leader, you will be faced with a crisis situation at some point during your career. These situations can range from small to large events, but all stand to impact students, staff, families, and the larger community to some degree. In order to effectively respond, communicate to key stakeholders, and lead under these types of circumstances, it is critical that you have access to helpful resources.
Here you will find sample communications, information on responding to school crises, and links to outside organizations. CASE hopes that these resources are of use and that they assist you with your own crisis management planning. Please don’t hesitate to contact CASE if we can offer any additional help with your planning or in response to a specific crisis or challenging situation.
Helpful Reports and Sample Communications:
Responding to Crisis at a School (Center for Mental Health in Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles)
School Crisis Guide (National Education Association Health Information Network)
Tips for Talking to Parents, Students, and Teachers About a Crisis (National Association of School Psychologists)
Aurora Public School Movie Theater Shooting Response (Superintendent John Barry)
Sample Communications to Parents and Community Members (Word Document)
Helping Your Community to Feel Safe (Colorado School Safety Resource Center)