School District of Clay County
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Teacher Inservice Center - Fleming Island High School 2233 Village Square Parkway Closed Hearings for Special Student Actions: 3:30 p.m. Regular Meeting: 7:00 p.m.
April 21, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Item Title
C-14 Continue training in the Safe Crisis Management Program for ESE employees 2016-17.


Currently school personnel must at times physically manage students in crisis for the protection of the student and others.  In these crisis situations, where the student or others are in imminent danger, this sometimes requires physical restraint or seclusion. 

Training of personnel is required under state law.  Typically, only school personnel serving students in more restrictive settings are trained in this methodology.  Safe Crisis Management is a comprehensive training program focused on preventing and managing crisis events and improving safety.  Safe Crisis Management uses a trauma-sensitive approach with emphasis on building positive relationships.

This training is required for some instructional personnel. The training provides a comprehensive continuum of prevention, de-escalation and safe emergency intervention strategies for responding to aggressive behavior.  Safe Crisis Management promotes safety and reduces potential liability.

Recommended Action
Continue training in the Safe Crisis Management Program for ESE employees 2016-17.

Financial Impact

District trainers are recertified annually by Safe Crisis Management staff.  Clay county personnel are then trained by these district trainers, also on an annual basis.  Training costs are approximately $60,000 annually.

Submitted By
Terry D. Roth, Director, Exceptional Student Education and Student Services