4. Why is a safe school environment important?

A safe school is one that is free from violent and criminal behaviors and allows staff, students and community members to feel connected to the school and able to participate in its major functions – teaching and learning. Violent or criminal behaviors at school compromise the learning environment and put health and safety in jeopardy.  More information on the “Top 10 Things Schools Can Do” to make a safer school is located at http://www.azed.gov/sa/health/downloads/What_Schools_Can_Do__4_.pdf