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Crisis Management

A Message from Wayne RESA

Wayne RESA stands with the Wayne County Commission and with the Oxford community in, “mourning those lost, praying for the recovery of those injured and fervently for healing among all those affected by this tragedy, including family members, community members and First Responders.” Wayne RESA supports the Wayne County Commission in its call to address measures to ensure safer schools on behalf of the students of Wayne County and beyond.

Read the official statement from Wayne RESA here.

Crisis Management is a central component of comprehensive School Safety. The most important consideration in both Crisis Management and Safe Schools efforts is the health, safety, and welfare of the students and staff.

Wayne RESA is committed to supporting all constituent districts with the development, implementation, and execution of a comprehensive Safe Schools Plan emphasizing preventive strategies ranging from building design to discipline policies and programs which improve school climate.

The purpose of this site is to provide up-to-date resources for district superintendents, school administrators, teachers, and staff members to access when dealing with crises impacting the school community.

Key Terms

  • Crisis Management is that part of a school division’s approach to school safety which focuses more narrowly on a time-limited, problem-focused intervention to identify, confront and resolve the crisis, restore equilibrium, and support appropriate adaptive responses.
  • Crises shall include but not be limited to situations involving the death of a student, staff member, or a member of a student’s immediate family by suicide, substance abuse, illness, or accident.
  • Critical incidents shall include situations involving threats of harm to students, personnel, or facilities. Critical incidents include but are not limited to natural disasters, fire, use of weapons/explosives, and the taking of hostages. Such incidents require an interagency response involving law enforcement and/or emergency services agencies.

Crisis Management Resources

School Violence Prevention Guidelines
First page of the PDF file: SchoolViolencePreventionGuidelines

Additional Resources

Video: Death and School Crisis from CHLA

Ok 2 Say Logo: Stop the Silence. Help End the Violence
Confidential Tip Line – OK2Say