2013 Steve Kimberling Award
Bullitt Central High School Drama Students earn
The Steve Kimberling Youth Leadership in School Safety Award and a $500 check was awarded to Bullitt Central High School Drama Teacher Kevin Gose, Youth Service Center Coordinator Tonia Wiggins and students Anastasia Bell, Dalton Lee, Brandon Woodward, Kallen Juric, Rebecca Ralston, Devin Smith, Amber Hardesty, Allison Greer, Sierra Harvey, Evan McDaniel, Max Steck, Marissa Kayes, Isabella Browner, Corey Stearman and Ava Cooper during the Safe Schools and Communities Conference luncheon June 10th at the Marriott Inn East in Louisville. Kimberling’s wife, Vicki, and daughter, Heather, were onhand for the presentation along with District Safe Schools Coordinator Jaime Goldsmith and Bullitt Central High School Assistant Principal Rob Williams. Steve was known far and wide as being passionate about school safety. He left a great legacy for all of us to follow in making schools safer for our precious children. Steve believed in the connectivity of teachers and students and that the climate and culture of the school environment was the most important element. He would say, “if the kids don’t feel safe…not much learning is going to take place.” To that end, the Kentucky Center for School Safety, in partnership with the Kentucky School Boards Association, established the Steve Kimberling Youth Leadership in School Safety Award. This award is given to a school that demonstrates an exemplary model of teachers and students who work together in making the school environment safer. http://www.bullittschools.org/wp/departments/superintendents/public-relations/2012-2013-photos/
McGruff and Scruff threw out the first pitch at the Louisville Bats game on Monday, June 10th. This was part of the law enforcement family night at the Safe Schools and Communities Conference.
The Kentucky Center for School Safety grieves, along with the rest of the nation over the tremendous loss in Moore, Oklahoma. After a tornado carved a mile-wide path of destruction near Oklahoma City at approximately 3:00 p.m. on May 20th, the vivid pictures of children, educators and first responders mixed with the devastation at both Twin Towers Elementary School and Briarwood Elementary filled us with sorrow and compassion. Our thoughts and hearts go out to all families and residents in the surrounding area.
School Administrators, here are weather related resources and links for review:
Emergency Management Guide
(Printable Full Version PDF)
New! The Primer to Design Safe School Projects in Case of Terrorist Attacks and School Shootings (Homeland Security)
CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH
The National Crime Prevention Council provides a School CPTED Training course - This course allows participants to use advanced Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies and solutions to promote safety, orderly behavior, and a reduction of fear in the school environment. Also, view or download the CPTED Guidebook
Retired federal agents to
staff Rowan County schools
May 10, 2013 — Rowan County Sheriff Jack Carter and Chief Deputy Joe Cline talked this week about how they could do more with less by putting retired federal agents in the school system. Read More
*NEW* CONNECTIVITY FOCUS GROUP
Conducted by the Kentucky Center for School Safety
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
This two-hour facilitated discussion focused on identifying factors that help and hinder positive teacher/student relationships. Nine teachers/counselors from six Central Kentucky school districts participated. The session ended with each participant sharing a personal “success” story of connecting with a student. Click here for more information
the informational KYASRO video
created by DOCJT:
Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource
While bullying doesn’t cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a person’s risk of suicide. Together, we can create awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).