• Safe Schools Training

    Every year, KCPS employees are required to go through a series of training to keep our students and coworkers safe. Below is an overview of the different training modules that our employees review and are tested on.

    The Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention
    This course introduces the type, statistics and scope of the disease; guidelines for the cleanup and handling of potentially infectious wastes or contaminated materials; the risks associated with workers exposed to BBPs (including vaccination and reporting information); and delivers training designed to emphasize the practices of proper exposure control. The course contains specific references to OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.1030 with Internet links to the OSHA and CDC websites.

    Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting
    This course provides background information on the different types of child abuse/child maltreatment. It offers training scenarios for physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse, identifies indicators to assist in abuse and neglect, states the legal responsibilities of reporting and handling disclosures, and uses the Internet, pdf files, and documents to provide specialized reference materials.

    Cultural Competencies and Racial Bias
    This course provides staff members with an awareness and understanding of implicit racial bias. It also provides strategies for overcoming bias and developing cultural competencies so that educators can work effectively and collaboratively with all students.

    Cybersecurity Overview
    The convenience of web access makes it easy to forget that we need to protect and care for our information. This introductory course provides an overview of cybercrime and cybersecurity, including the basics of cybersecurity along with the effects of cybercrime, the types of cyber threats and how users are susceptible.

    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.

    Homeless Students: 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.

    KCPS Active Shooter & Response Training
    Our teachers and staff are the first lines of defense. They become the true first responders in protecting the students and themselves from violent attacks. This course prepares staff to follow outlined procedures and best practices in the case of an active shooter.

    Protection Against Malware
    Malware is a primary means of attack for cyber-perpetrators. This course provides staff members with an overview of basic protection against malware. Topics include the types of malware, how malware works and protective strategies.

    Sexual Harassment Staff to Staff
    This course provides staff members with a basic understanding of staff-to-staff sexual harassment as well as strategies to maintain a harassment-free environment in the workplace. Topics covered include defining sexual harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace. The content in this course was designed with care and sensitivity; however, some may find certain topics personally upsetting, especially for survivors of sexual abuse or assault. If you feel the need to talk with someone, please contact your Human Resources Administrator or a related resource in your community.

    Sexual Harassment Staff to Student
    While the vast number of school staff members are competent, capable and caring professionals, sexual misconduct by staff members involving students, unfortunately, does happen. Sexual misconduct has a profound and lasting impact on the student, school, community and staff member as well. In this course, you’ll learn about the obligation of every staff member to provide an appropriate level of care for all students. Specifically, this course will explore the definition of sexual misconduct, the legal obligations of school staff members, signs of sexual misconduct by staff members and how to create clear professional boundaries that protect you as well as students. The content in this course was designed with care and sensitivity; however, some may find certain topics personally upsetting, especially for survivors of sexual abuse or assault. If you need to talk with someone, contact your administrator or a related resource in your community.

    Workplace Injury Prevention
    This course provides an overview of simple strategies to avoid common workplace injury hazards. Primary themes include back injury prevention; slip, trip and fall prevention; ergonomic injury avoidance; and safety during incidents of workplace violence.