Western Michigan University's  Center for Educational Leadership and Policy






To be effective, maintaining an orderly and safe environment is critical to the success of any school.


Safety is a huge issue and has been brought to the nationsÂ’ attention by the tragedy at New Town Elementary in Connecticut, Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado as well as other shootings in schools around the country.  This violence has not been limited to classrooms.  In the small town of Chelsea, Michigan a science teacher killed the superintendent and wounded the building principal and another teacher after an unsatisfactory disciplinary hearing.   To read the entire chapter on Orderly and Safe Schools click here.


Safe Schools

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