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September 14, 2009
Yates Holds  PBIS Kick-off Celebration

Career Center students are awarded for positive behavior  Photo Gallery

Schenectady PBIS part of Showcase  More HERE


Daily Gazette  01/04/09
Follow Rules to Keep Walkers Safe  READ

Daily Gazette 11/13/08
Gang specialist shows reality of street violence 

Times Union 09/19/07
Skills to Prevent Bullying Develop at Home

Daily Gazette  09/06/07

District Hires Two
Ex-Cops for Security

Times Union 09/04/07
Shift in security for Schenectady School
District faces challenge as private guards replace city police to keep peace

Times Union 09/04/07
School safety issues leave no district behind

Urban, suburban educators face continuing challenge to halt violence, study shows

Daily Gazette 08/25/07
City School lands major safety grant

Award is annual $1.4M for 4 years

Times Union 07/31/07
Schools Review Security Plan  City district looks at options to replace police pulled from patrols

Technology Security Tools Available
The Consortium for School Network has created the Cyber Security for the Digital District leadership initiative.  The initiative has created a set of web-accessible tools.

Incident Command System Self Study Course
IICS 100 Self Study (From NYS Emergency Management Office)  ICS Orientation Module - Self-paced course designed for both the  general public and people who have emergency management responsibilities.

Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
Web-based Course Available from OSDFS - Bullying Research & Prevention - Feb. 2 - 13

The NCEF Calendar  - National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities provides information on educational facilities-related events taking place nationwide.  Includes calendar of nationwide events, safe school news and an array of resources.

Independent Study three hour course offered by National Incident Management System
IS 700 - National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  On February 28, 2003, President Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5. HSPD-5 directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. You can also find information about NIMS at

This course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to complete. It explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS. The course also contains "Planning Activity" screens giving you an opportunity to complete some planning tasks during this course. The planning activity screens are printable so that you can use them after you complete the course.

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