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EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION

SPECIAL NOTICE:

A special called meeting of the Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be held Thursday October 1, 2020 at 5:30pm.  The Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be considering approval of the award for the Lower Southampton Early Learning Center Parking Lot Project.  Per the Bucks IU Health and Safety plan in response to COVID-19, the meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public.   

To join this meeting please use the following information.  If you have not used Zoom before, you may need to follow the program instructions to download the application prior to being able to join the meeting.  You may also join the meeting via audio conference only using the Call-in number and Webinar ID below:

Zoom (online video and audio)
https://bucksiu.zoom.us/j/94745697417?pwd=cWV3cDE2TWNabFBEYjhkaTA4cFk3dz09
Passcode:  bucksiu

Audio only conference
Call-in: 301-715-8592
Webinar ID: 947 4569 7417

EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION
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Safety and Security Services

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During these unique times, safety and security are more at the forefront than ever before. They are also areas that represent rapidly changing requirements and guidelines. Our team of highly qualifed experts, consultants, and trainers have their finger firmly on the pulse of these changes what is happening in these areas and are here to help you. Whether you need training, want us to consult/review your plans, or would like to completely outsource projects to us, our Safety and Security Services Team is ready.  We currently work with public and private schools, early childhood centers, businesses, non-profits, houses of worship, and first responders. We offer the ability to work with you on custom programs and targeted services, in addition to providing all of the following high-quality services and supports:

Training Programs and Courses

We have proudly partnered with the Bucks County Office of Emergency Management and the Pennsylvania  Department of Education to develop and provide a comprehensive course offering related to safety and security programs, improvements, and compliance.  With these we provide you personnel training on safety and security emerging practices, compliance requirements, and guidelines.  We also offer a series of Safety Official Professional Certificate Programs (PCP) to those leading, or wishing to be a part of safety and security teams.  See the links below for details on the safety and security training programs and courses offered for specific groups:

Assessments; Site, Programs, Policies

Whether it be regarding the safety and security of your physical site or programs and policies, our experienced and highly knowledgeable Assessment Team can come in and review what you have against the current rules, regulations, and guidelines.  Our comprehensive safety and security assessements focus on outlining any potential vulnerabilities and offer you mitigation tactics and suggestions for improvements. We can even provide you a detailed road map and plan to meet, or exceed, the related compliance standards.  Let our fresh eyes and highly-trained experts do an assessment for you. Click here for more information on our Safety and Security Assessments

‘Safe2Say Something’ Emergency Tip Line Coverage

This youth violence prevention program teaches youths and adults how to recognize Safe 2 Say Something logothe warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. Answering these calls, and knowing what to do with the information gathered, is critical!  Our team of emergency responders can answer these important tip line calls as your primary responders or as back-up with coverage of non-business hours; nights, weekends, holidays, and summers.  This support program provides highly reliable and affordable relief for your staff. Learn more at Safe2Say Emergency Tip Services

Social Emotional Wellness and School Safety Resources

During these unprecendented and rapidly changing times, the positive social-emotional wellness of students and their sense of safety is paramount.  Our professional staff of psychologists, counselors, analysts, therapists, educators, safety/security, communications, and other personnel are uniquely positioned to work together to provide specialized support and assistance related to a wide array of social-emotional wellness programs and school safety services throughout Bucks County and beyond. Review all the programs and services in our Bucks IU Social Emotional Wellness and School Safety Resource Guide.