In an effort to refine our ability to provide resources to all types of school needs, the Colorado School Safety Resource Center worked with pilot sites across the state. Resources developed within the pilot sites are made available to all schools across the state of Colorado through the website as the projects evaluated best practices and evaluated performance.
Three of the pilot sites worked extensively with the Colorado School Safety Resource Center to implement the Colorado Pilot Model for School Safety Planning, which included: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery elements. This model was consistent with recommendations from the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) of the University of Colorado provided assessment and planning assistance with Pilot Site Projects. These pilot sites included:
CSSRC and CSPV worked with the pilot sites to:
- Assess their school climate
- Identify the strengths and challenges to school safety in their buildings
- Refine their training and resources to enhance their ability to provide early intervention to prevent crisis situations and safe and secure learning environments for all.
In the spring of 2009, the pilot sites began a three-year school mapping project (House Bill 08-1267). This mapping project also included:
Training was evaluated with the following surveys:
#1 Rapid Responder Satisfaction Survey - was completed by everyone who participated in the pretactical planning meeting in person (school staff and first responders).
#2 Rapid Responder System Usability Survey - was completed by everyone who participated in the online training to navigate the Rapid Responder system and/or to upload the information into the system (school staff and first responders).
ADAM CITY HIGH SCHOOL
October 29, 2009
Sgt. Wayne D. Granger, of the Commerce City Police Department’s Traffic Unit, is the winner of the 2009 MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) Outstanding Dedication to Schools Outreach Award for his leadership in providing the Every 15 Minutes programs to Adams City High School over the last six years. This program uses a two-day mock drunk driving scenario with juniors and seniors to highlight the dangers of mixing alcohol and operating a motor vehicle in an effort to prevent drunk driving particularly on prom night.
Sgt. Granger was unable to attend the banquet to receive his award but credits the entire team – Adams City High School staff, students, parents as well as the many community partners that enable them to provide this program every other year in the school. He also presented an overview of Every 15 Minutes last summer at the annual conference of the Colorado Association of School Resource Officers.
Adams City High School is one of five pilot sites around the state working with the Colorado School Safety Resource Center to assess and enhance safety measures in their schools. Lessons learned and models from the pilot sites are being shared with other schools across the state.
For more information about services to your school, please contact the Colorado School Safety Resource Center at 303-239-4355.