|Features and Benefits of SSS
Of Data. SSS makes data exchange easy for the management and oversight
of your Plan. Electronic data exchange methods have proven to be easier
and more effective than manual methods.
Facilitates Plan Improvements. Ease of data exchange helps keep
your Plan up to date with easy integration of changes and improvements at
the district and school-building levels.
Drives The Improvement Process. The Plan shareholders are committed
to the requirements of auditing, evaluation and reporting, which drives
the improvement process. SSS builds on this unique mechanism.
Improves Learning Climate. SSS facilitates Student Assistance
Programs and violence prevention procedure management, which not only
make schools safer but also improve the school learning climate.
This section uses the NIMS concepts of incident management and provides a
flexible framework for districts, local schools, public, police, fire,
emergency medical and governmental entities to work together in all phases
of incident management. The section consists of three organizational
groups: Incident Command, Multi-agency Coordination with Assistance
Agreements/Memos of Understanding and Public Information System.
This section is organized around multi-hazard crisis incidents. Typically
there are 30 crisis incidents that must be managed. Each incident has its
own set of planning, training, drills/exercising and evaluation, resources
deployment of equipment/supplies/personnel, communications, preparedness,
response, recovery and prevention components, each with its own set of
procedures. A set of procedures for only one incident and its components
generates large amounts of data. Such data is organized so that it is
easily acquired, exchanged and reported with SSS at both the Plan
development and Plan management stages.
This section is a self-administered audit tool used to identify incident
command and incident management capabilities of local entities. The audit
also identifies standards, which local schools and district entities must
be in compliance with. The school district evaluates each "Audit Report"
and returns a "Measures Report" to the local school-building. Each
"Measures Report" includes a ranking, a description and the priority of
the measures that must be taken to comply with the district standards. The
audit may serve as an annual report.
This section assists local schools to audit the condition and arrangement
of building facilities, site, vicinity and equipment systems that may
impact the security and safety of the facilities and the occupants.
Threats against persons and property assets are tracked. Vulnerabilities
are analyzed and reported, which assists decision makers with resource
allocations. Reports are produced automatically and include: observations
and deficiencies of audited items and priority ranking of required
improvement measures. Support is provided to the business office for cost
estimates of needed systems integration and capital improvements.
Financial analysis may be made of the life cycle costs of proposed capital
expenditures before the expense is committed.
This section involves incidents or occasions that impact the safety,
security and health of the school's learning environment that are not
crisis incidents. Districts have had such incident management policies,
laws, and procedures in place for years. This section strengthens the
district's current safety, security and health incident management. These
incidents are integral to crisis incidents. Effective management of these
incidents serves to proactively mitigate and prevent more serious
This section manages crisis incident prevention and mitigation procedures
based upon research-based practices such as Student Assistance Programs.
The section assists school administrators, staff, students, parents and
community members to recognize and track crisis warning signs early so
that students can get the help they need before it is too late. Although
most schools are safe, violence that occurs in neighborhoods has found its
way into the schools. The application of research based violence
mitigation and prevention procedures not only make schools safer but also
improve the learning climate.
The Options button provides access to Configuration, Images and Reports,
which are included with all of the sections. Configuration is used to
customize, change, delete and add data to the menus of all the sections.
Images may be accessed consisting of photos and the graphic plans of the
Vicinity, Site, and Buildings where locations of related data may be
recorded on the graphic images. Reports present a schedule of reports,
associated with each particular section, which may be previewed and
descriptions hold your cursor over a button below
All the various Sections of the SSS
program are accessed
using the buttons on the Main Screen (shown above).
For a description of each section in the SSS program
hold your cursor over the appropriate button in the image above.
Only those Sections that are purchased would appear on this Main Menu.