9/28 Options Based Response, Train-the-Trainer Course 10/19

All Principals, Division and Department Heads, and Child Development Center Administrators
 
An Options Based Response, Train-the-Trainer Course, is being offered:
 
October 19, 2018:     
 
-Serra High School Auditorium
-9am – 3:30pm (lunch provided)
-Contact/Coordinator:           
School Police Sergeant Jesus Montana (jmontana@sandi.net).  Please email name of your site attendee by Friday, October 12, 2018.
 
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, our Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt Options Based Response (OBR), offering staff alternatives to lockdown.  This requires all district employees to attend a two-hour course in OBR.
 
The District has selected a self-training model; each school site/facility/department shall send one administrator/designee to the six-hour OBR trainer’s course (no cost to schools/facilities/departments).  These trainers shall return to their work site and conduct the two-hour OBR training for all staff.
 
The County Office of Education already conducted two OBR trainer courses for our district in April, 2018.   Unfortunately, because of scheduling conflicts, only about half of our schools/facilities/departments were able to send a representative.
 
The upcoming Oct 19th course is a great opportunity for your site/facility/department to have an OBR trainer.  
 
OBR Background:
 
Following the 1999 tragedy at Columbine High School, school districts across the country relied on the use of lockdown as a single-option strategy in response to attacks on campus.  However, with the increasing frequency of such attacks, law enforcement continues to evaluate, refine, and adopt response tactics.
 
In 2008, the Federal Government created Run/Hide/Fight for violence in the workplace and other venues.  However, the complexities of campus safety (specifically, a teacher’s responsibility to a classroom full of children), makes it problematic to implement Run/Hide/Fight protocols in a K-12 environment. 
 
In 2014, the San Diego County Office of Education developed a work-group to examine the feasibility of adopting OBR for all 42 K-12 districts throughout our county.
 
In 2016, OBR received a final endorsement from the San Diego County Office of Education and Police Chiefs’ and Sheriff’s Association.