Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2005

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gary Shelly

Second Committee Member

Steven W. Nourse

Third Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson


This project is an analysis of school safety issues and protocols that were designed to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of all school community members. The review of related literature and research proved that it was essential for all schools to create a site-specific manual that was collaboratively created, implemented, and monitored continuously. Included is a safety manual designed for Tyee High School that includes detailed instruction for a wide range of crisis situations. The overall purpose of the manual was to create a resource that students, staff, administrators, and parents could refer to that was comprehensive and all-inclusive.