Hurricane Sandy was one of the worst storms in New York City history, ravaging entire seaside neighborhoods with flood waters and leaving thousands homeless or displaced. Finding the holiday spirit among the wreckage has been a challenge for many, but it just became a little easier in the Rockaway section of Queens, where a small Catholic school finally reopened. VOA’s Adam Phillips visited St. Camillus School and filed this report on the “new normal” within its walls.
School Safety Partners is dedicated to creating long-term funding partnerships to support school safety best practices. We are both a community of interest and a facilitator of joint research projects, reaching out to the general public as well as stakeholders in the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors. Our purpose is to create a space for stakeholders where true partnering can occur in order to make school safety sustainable beyond Federal funding. Since our start in January, 2008, our projects have addressed the legislative, training, compliance, funding, and public awareness sides of school safety.