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May  2010                                                             Issue 16                

Risk management is... a vital business process.
Graduation: Resiliency and Risk Management 
It's that time of year when students walk across the stage, and friends and family gather to celebrate the culmination of many years of teaching and learning.

Resiliency is a big part of getting to graduation.   Everyone involved in managing risks - parents, board members, administrators at all levels, faculty and staff - has helped make it  possible for graduating students to reach this point in their lives.

Across the nation,  more than 100,000 schools have started going through some kind of transition.   Summer sessions will be starting shortly.   Some schools may be closing for good.   Difficult decisions are being made about personnel, transportation, support services, schedules and classroom sizes.  The next few weeks will provide opportunities for discovery and renewal, for finding encouragement, resources and effective risk management solutions that improve services for new and returning students.
US Department of Education Begins Bullying Prevention Dialogue
During a webinar on May 19, Kevin Jennings, who heads the US Drug Free & Safe School program, described immediate plans and goals to help local school districts prevent bullying.   He answered questions, responded to comments and took note of several examples of programs that were reported by participants as having  positive impact on the threat to student safety.   

Executive Director Mike Martin and the staff of the National Association for Pupil Transportation worked behind the scenes to organize and promote the webinar.  The audio tape of the event will be available shortly.
May Newsletter Shortened:  June Edition Coming Soon
SchoolRisk News has been abbreviated this time in order to return to our schedule of publishing earlier in each month.  Please look for the June edition in just a few days. 
This Memorial Day is another special occasion to honor and give thanks to the military personnel whose death while safeguarding our nation's freedom helped protect the system of public education that benefits every citizen.

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Please call or send us a note with your comments and suggestions about this newsletter and any projects you would like to see us undertake. We also want to receive school contact names, contacts with organizations you believe may want to be involved, and material for the new website resources. We hope you find the Institute's newly updated website useful.  Please visit regularly and let us know how we can support your efforts to advance risk management.  Your input and feedback is greatly desired and appreciated.

Lee Gaby, Executive Director 
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