Summer is quickly winding down which is the official sign that winter weather is impending. For school boards and administrators this means getting their schools ready for cold air, icy walkways and all of the other issues that come with the onset of winter. Start getting your schools ready now, before that temperature starts getting dangerously close to freezing. 1. HVAC Maintenance Don't wait for the boiler to break down in January, schedule an appointment with your HVAC company now. A broken heater in January can shut your school down for a week. The HVAC tech will look over the entire heating system, change any filters and make sure that it is ready to handle the coming cold and keep the kids in school. 2. Check Your Bus Fleet Whether your district has its own fleet of buses or you contract the service out, it is your
School administrators have to deal with a lot. Teacher and staff issues, pushy parents, difficult children – it can be quite a challenge to deal with everything that's on your plate. But the last thing you need is to be distracted or unable to react quickly to an emergency weather situation – your number one priority has to be keeping the children, staff, and faculty of your school safe and secure. Emergency weather situations are often some of the most challenging situations that school administrators find themselves dealing with, so it's essential that you have a good idea of your duties and appropriate steps to take to keep your school safe when the worst happens. In this article, we’ll take a look at some simple tips that you can use to help keep your school safe during an emergency weather situation. Whether it's a severe thunderstorm, a hurricane, or
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