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NASD – Coordinator of School Climate and Emergency Management

Recommended Action
To Approve a Position for Coordinator of School Climate and Emergency Management

The Board authorizes the Administration to create the position of Coordinator of School Climate and Emergency Management. The position will be an Act 93 position and salary and benefits will be determined based on the Act 93 agreement.

For Information 

A Coordinator of School Climate and Emergency Management will be one part of the District’s comprehensive plan to address school safety and to improve school climate. The responsibilities of the Coordinator of School Climate and Emergency Management will include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the District Emergency Response Coordinator and lead emergency response operations
  • Coordinate District and building level emergency management plans
  • Work directly with building principals (K-12) and School Resource Officers (if hired) to provide safety training opportunities for staff and students
  • Conduct ongoing vulnerability analyses and suggest areas for improvement in all schools
  • Provide comprehensive critical response training and planning expertise to building principals and District leaders
  • Serve as a member of the District’s Pupil Personnel Planning Team, School Counseling Advisory Team, and Management Support Team
  • Coordinate school climate data collection and analyze results
  • Lead school climate improvement initiatives across the District

The District’s Coordinator of School Climate and Emergency Management will be trained on Emergency Management Operations as defined by FEMA and School Climate as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. Examples of these components are noted below:

  • Prevention and Preparedness
  • Public Information
  • Response and Recovery
  • Training and Developing Staff
  • Exercises and Drills
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Stakeholder Engagement in School Climate
  • Collecting and Reporting School Climate Data
  • Implementing School Climate Interventions
  • Monitoring and Evaluating School Climate Improvement Efforts

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