School administrators and first responders have training

| August 7, 2015
Pictured here is Bill Titley presenting part of the MGT 417 Crisis Management training during Coshocton City School’s two-day training workshop on Thursday, Aug. 6 and Friday, Aug. 7.

Pictured here is Bill Titley presenting part of the MGT 417 Crisis Management training during Coshocton City School’s two-day training workshop on Thursday, Aug. 6 and Friday, Aug. 7.

COSHOCTON – School administrators, emergency personnel, and other first responders came together on Thursday, Aug. 6 and Friday, Aug. 7 for a two-day training session at Coshocton Elementary School. The MGT 417 Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents for Key Decision Makers was provided by the University of Findlay and sponsored by Coshocton City Schools. The training was in response to a new state school safety plan statute that went into effect on Jan. 5, 2015 where every building’s safety and emergency plan must be reviewed and updated and requires each administrator to submit a comprehensive emergency management plan.

The training covered everything from active shooters and bomb threats to bus accidents, fire, floods, and severe weather threats.

“We want to be able to reassure our public that we have plans in place in case of an emergency,” said Kathy Robbins, director of curriculum and learning. “Safety is our number one priority. These kids are depending on us to be in a safe environment and the parents send them here trusting they’ll have a safe experience here.”

“We’ve always had a plan in place and a process of reviewing plans,” said Grant Fauver, principal of Coshocton High School. “This training is an opportunity to get all the stakeholders in the same room and collaborate on the best practices to ensure the safety of our students.”

“It’s a great opportunity for multiple agencies to get together and hear the same message, hear what we need to be considering, and the best plan we need to have,” said Dr. David Hire, superintendent of Coshocton City Schools.

“This training is to affirm in their minds that the good things they’re doing are the right things,” said Bill Titley, presenter from University of Findley. “It’s to help them get ideas and to fix things that might be lacking in their plan, and to answer any questions they have. It also gives them ideas on what else is being done around the country and why they’re being done.”

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