Community Threat Assessment & Support Protocol
A renewed commitment towards preventing violence and promoting safety in our schools and communities took place in March 2017 with the signing of the Battlefords & area Community Threat Assessment and Support Protocol.
According to Kelvin Colliar, superintendant of learning at Light of Christ Catholic Schools, “rather than waiting to be reactive to situations, what the protocols do is allow us to be proactive to make sure that we’re looking for baseline changes in student behavior or situations that students are in so that we can be proactive in supporting them and getting them supports they need. Therein lies the benefit of having all the organizations involved that we do.”
The protocol had previously been signed on March 1st 2016 by the following local and provincial agencies: Living Sky School Division No. 202; Light of Christ Catholic Schools; North West College; City of North Battleford – North Battleford Fire Department; Battlefords RCMP; the provincial Ministry of Justice, Corrections and Policy; the Ministry of Social Services, Child and Family Services; Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords; Prairie North Health Region, Mental Health and Addictions Services and Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Services; and Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services.
This year, on March 15th 2017, the protocol added four new signatories: the Battlefords First Nations High School Joint Board of Education which includes Sakewew High School; Treaty Six Education Council which includes all the First Nations schools in the North Battleford area; the Conseil des ecoles fransakoises; and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology. Read More...
Photo of all the signatories: