School Business Risk

By Charles K. Trainor

Risk is defined as any factor that could stop your school district from accomplishing its mission. Preventing or minimizing danger is the driving force behind holding fire and lockdown drills and creating disaster recovery plans.

However, many districts do not have the expertise necessary to identify less commonplace risks. Consequently, they do not develop strategies to forestall many damaging events.

Districts face a wide range of threats that arise both internally and externally. Every district must continually evaluate and manage risk if it is to successfully achieve its goals and objectives.

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