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School Safety Center Work Continues Through Summer

Polk County School Safety MeetingIt may be summer break for educators and students alike, but Minnesota School Safety Center (MnSSC) staff are not taking time off. New numbers show just how much outreach they have completed this year.

MnSSC staff have held 97 outreach events with school districts across the state, addressing issues like school safety and emergency operations planning. In all, our programs have reached an estimated 1,300 school personnel. More school safety assessments and training opportunities are scheduled throughout the summer months. Most recently, MnSSC staff visited Polk County to discuss:

The cooperative and coordinated efforts in safety shared among local public safety agencies and schools has become an emerging trend in Minnesota. The group will be working with the MnSSC on further safe school training, exercises, and best practices in school safety protocols and procedures.

 

Visiting the New Moose Lake Community School

Picture of the new Moose Lake Community School building
Minnesota School Safety Center (MnSSC) staff recently returned from a facility assessment in Moose Lake where students are wrapping up their first year in a new building. Moose Lake Community School opened at its new site last fall. Flooding significantly damaged the old school in 2012, which was located downtown next to the river. HSEM recovery staff worked with the community as they began the recovery process.

Fast forward six years, and MnSSC staff visited the school to review the safety features of the facility and discuss emergency operations planning as staff and students get comfortable in their new space.