Years before joining Smoky Hill Education Service Center as one of its newest consultants, John Girodat was a high school principal having a difficult conversation with a teenager about to drop out of high school.
“I asked him if there was anything we could have done to avoid that conversation,” Girodat said, recalling, “And he gave me one of the best insights I’ve ever heard.”
He had given up . . .
During the Columbine school shooting tragedy more than 20 years ago, Rachel Scott was the first fatality.
Darrell is her dad.
On Oct. 14, Darrell Scott will be coming to Salina to share his moving message with educators, mental health professionals, law enforcement officials, and community members.
Just weeks after Rachel’s death, Darrell Scott spoke to a Congressional House . . .
The Fall 2019 Safe and Supportive Schools Conference is co-sponsored by the Kansas Association of Education Service Agencies and the Kansas State Department of Education and is designed to assist administrators, administrative teams, teachers, counselors, technology directors, school resource officers, and other school employees with the process of implementing the Safe and Supportive Schools Initiative. The . . .
Kids are in school to learn; they shouldn’t also have to worry about how to handle a threat of violence they overhear or bullying behavior they observe.
Thanks to a partnership between Smoky Hill Education Service Center and STOPit Solutions, many Kansas K-12 students will have a new, powerful tool to help make their schools a safer place.
Neil Hooper, chief operating . . .