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NEW Online Course: Assessing Your School Site

NEW Online Course: Assessing Your School Site

Is your school or school district looking to examine the safety, security, accessibillity, and emergency preparedness of its building and grounds? Do your ongoing assessments include a site assessment? To support K-12 school safety teams in conducting site assessments, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and its REMS TA Center are pleased to provide a NEW online course: Assessing Your School Site.

This 30- to 45-minute free online course aims to help K-12 school (public and nonpublic) personnel, school district administrators and staff, state/regional education agency personnel, and their partners develop a greater understanding of site assessments and how to examine the safety, security, emergency management, and preparedness of K-12 buildings and grounds. This online course uses an engaging visual format and interactive features, such as learning activities and quizzes, to help you learn about

  • Site assessments, including their purpose and their role in the planning process, how frequently they should be conducted, by whom they should be conducted, and the process for conducting them.
  • Building design principles that guide site assessments, such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Universal Design.
  • Data from site assessments and how they can be used to inform your school emergency operations plan and safety, security, emergency management, and preparedness programs.
  • Tools that are available to support you with this important work.

Take Another REMS TA Center Online Course
The REMS TA Center offers a diverse set of self-paced online courses as asynchronous training and professional development opportunities on school safety, security, emergency management, and preparedness topics. If you are a first-time user, create a profile for easy access to all our online courses.

Fundamentals of EOP Development

Annexes and Related Topics

Find More Site Assessment Resources
The REMS TA Center offers additional resources on this critical topic, including the SITE ASSESS mobile application and various training opportunities on conducting K-12 site assessments using SITE ASSESS in the following formats: Virtual Training by Request, downloadable module in the Specialized Training Package, archived Webinars, and Live Training by Request. Additionally, the REMS TA Center maintains a topic-specific Web page on assessments, which includes resources on site assessments, and a SITE ASSESS discussion forum on the Community of Practice.

Take a Virtual Training Use an EOP Interactive Tool Join the Community of Practice Access State Emergency Management Resources Fill Our Toolbox Download Our Emergency Management Virtual Toolkit

If you have any questions or need additional assistance,
please contact the REMS TA CENTER at 1-855-781-REMS [7367]
or via email at