Fremont County School District #14 is concerned about the health and safety of all employees as well as the students. In order to best serve that interest the district is committed to the annual training of teachers and staff as well as developing a robust knowledge bank of additional resources available to all district employees, students, and community. Annual mandatory training modules from Vector Solutions to be completed by all staff include:
Confidentiality and the IDEA
Conflict Management: Student-to-Student
Conflicts that go unmanaged can have a negative effect on the school environment. This course provides school staff members with an overview on student-to-student conflict, and several ways to respond. Topics include: student conflicts, consequences and basic conflict management models.
The goal of this course is to educate school staff in the proper use of de-escalation strategies in properly managing student behavior. Topics covered include the Conflict Cycle and preventative measures, the development of meaningful relationships, how to recognize signs of escalation, and de-escalation tips.
Restraint and Seclusion
While children are learning to control their own behavior, they may need help from adults to prevent them from harming property, other people or even themselves. In this course, teachers and other school staff members will receive an overview on the use of restraint and seclusion to deal with emergency situations.
Sexual Harassment: Staff-to-Staff
Sexual harassment can have lasting effects for individuals, organizations and the community, such as psychological trauma; a hostile work environment for employees; damaged reputations; negative publicity; civil liability and even criminal charges. This is why employers can’t take sexual harassment lightly, and employees should understand their roles and obligations if they experience or witness it on the job. This course is designed to provide employees with a basic understanding of sexual harassment and strategies to maintain a harassment-free environment.
Students Experiencing Homelessness: Awareness and Understanding
Homelessness affects hundreds of thousands of children every year and can be a barrier to education in many ways. This course will educate the user on the prevalence of homelessness, federal laws related to homeless students, and strategies for identifying and assisting the homeless student population. Topics covered include identifying homeless students using the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act), enrollment and transportation policies that can ease the negative of student mobility, two special populations of homeless students (unaccompanied youth and preschool children), and facilitating success in school for homeless students.
Youth Suicide: Awareness, Prevention and Postvention
The goal of this course is to provide staff members with information that will help them reduce the likelihood of suicide among students. This course covers the scope of the problem of youth suicide, common risk factors related to youth suicide, successful strategies for youth suicide prevention, the immediate steps a staff member should take if they encounter a student who is threatening suicide, and best practices for intervention after a suicide ("postvention").
FERPA: Confidentiality of Records
This course addresses training needs relating to student education records. This course covers important legal terms related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the general responsibilities of staff members under FERPA, FERPA's rules regarding confidentiality and disclosure, and the rights of students to access and inspect their own education records kept by the school.
Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention
Working in any environment with a high concentration of people can increase the risk of exposure to germs and infectious agents on a daily basis. Specifically, bodily fluids can put you in danger of infection. Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease. This course is designed to provide an overview of the dangers posed by bloodborne pathogens and steps you can take to protect yourself and others from exposure. Topics covered include exposure risk, OSHA guidelines, universal precautions, personal protective equipment, and safe cleanup and disposal practices.