School Lockdown Safety Tips for Parents
LPS takes school security very seriously and follows all of the safety protocols that are practiced regularly with the Livingston Police Department. These protocols include school lockdowns, which are designed to secure schools and protect students during emergency situations. Parents have a part to play in school lockdown safety as well! See below to learn how parents can contribute to school safety during lockdown situations.
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Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Teams
The New Jersey Department of Education is requiring school districts to establish a threat assessment team in each of school building, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:17-43.4.Districts must establish behavioral threat assessment teams which provide school teachers, administrators, and other staff with assistance in identifying students with behaviors of concern, assessing those students’ risk for engaging in violence or other harmful activities, and delivering intervention strategies to manage the risk of harm for students who pose a potential safety risk. Districts will utilize a behavior-based approach to identify and assess individuals who demonstrate concerning communications or behavior and does not tolerate profiling of any kind based on race, ethnicity, age, physical or mental health conditions, learning abilities, socioeconomic status, gender, or religion as outlined in this guidance.The following infographic provides a basic overview, as well as clickable links, to help familiarize the LPS community with this new state requirement.