TEA Offers School Safety Training

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Tennessee's largest professional association for teachers partners with safety training provider

The Tennessee Education Association (TEA) has announced a partnership with a school safety training group to offer training for teachers.

TEA is partnering with a Nashville-based group called Safety in Schools to bring a program created by safety experts, educators, and risk managers designed to equip educators with actionable knowledge to keep schools safe.

“While Tennessee legislators propose bringing more guns into our school buildings, TEA is providing meaningful resources to improve school safety for all students and educators,” said Knox County educator and TEA President Tanya T. Coats. “As educators, we know it is critical for students to feel safe at school in order to focus on learning. This training gives educators the confidence and life-saving skills to keep their students and themselves safe should the unthinkable happen.”

Safety in Schools created comprehensive training to address mass casualty loss, as well as the threat of everyday accidents in schools. Safety in Schools partners with school boards and school districts across the country to deliver first-of-its-kind safety training designed specifically to address the threats to and vulnerabilities of schools. This state-of-the-art program is built with the educator in mind, focused on the areas of concern when it comes to keeping students, staff and schools safe.

TEA’s partnership with SafetyinSchools will give TEA members access to the training program at a significantly reduced rate. The program has been approved by the state for TASL credit for school administrators and may be used for professional development points for educators. For more information, educators should visit the TEA website, TNEA.org, or the SafetyinSchools website, SafetyinSchools.com.

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