The first of three conferences on emergency preparedness in Wisconsin schools kicks off today. For those who can’t attend a Center for School, Youth and Citizen Preparedness event, the group is also offering a way to participate online. For the first time this year, Executive Director Mary Jean Erschen says schools equipped with distance learning labs can be host centers for the CESA events.
Among subjects is dealing with tech savvy kids. “Ways that schools can learn to use the technology to their advantage, versus trying to stop the students from using the technology,” says Erschen. She gives an example of a scripted message that students can send out to parents to inform them of where they can meet up in a time of crisis.
Bullying, speaking to children about crisis situations and the new concealed carry law’s effect on schools are also being covered.
The events are happening October 31 in Chippewa Falls, November 14 in Green Bay, and November 30 in Oshkosh.