This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program provides a resource on FERPA guidance, and information on upcoming sessions of Digital Threat Assessment and Advanced Digital Threat Assessment.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Balancing Safety and Privacy

In order to help schools understand FERPA, the U.S. Department of Education Privacy Technical Assistance Center released "School Resource Officers,School Law Enforcement Units, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)." This FAQ document addresses general requirements, disclosures, law enforcement records, health or safety emergency exceptions, and much more. To view the document, click here .

Final Chance to Register for Digital Threat Assessment Classes in Peoria

The goal of the Digital Threat Assessment class is to give attendees a stronger understanding of the current social media world, tools to be able to proactively identify student safety concerns, and provide strategies for dealing with online situations as they arise. Building upon the Digital Threat Assessment class, Advanced Digital Threat Assessment will leave participants with a concrete understanding of how to find and curate relevant digital information as is typically represented in a real-life digital threat assessment data gathering scenario. For more information or to register, click the course links below.
Need Training for your School District, Campus, or Department?

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program provides awareness and preparedness training through a variety of courses. To learn more about the available courses or to request a course for your area, click here .
Upcoming July and August Classes
K-12 Classes

´╗┐Digital Threat Assessment

Advanced Digital Threat Assessment

Student Behavioral Threat Assessment
July 24, 2019 - Palatine
August 5, 2019 - Machesney Park
August 14, 2019 - New Lenox
August 19, 2019 - Palatine
August 27, 2019 - Burbank
Higher Ed Classes

´╗┐Digital Threat Assessment

Advanced Digital Threat Assessment

For more information on these and other upcoming classes, contact Laura Black at [email protected] or at 309-298-2646.
Upcoming Conferences in Illinois

September 25-27, 2019 - Illinois Association of School Administrators Conference- Springfield, IL

Illinois School and Campus Safety Program