Threat Assessment & Management
In response to continued acts of violence in schools and communities across Florida and the United States, the School District of Manatee County (SDMC) is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for our students, staff, and all school community members.
During the 2019-2020 school year, SDMC joined all school districts across the state of Florida in adopting the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG), developed by Dr. Dewey Cornell. Each traditional and charter school located in Manatee County established their own multi-disciplinary Threat Assessment Team and all teams were then trained on the specific CSTAG procedures. Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, all counties in the state will be adopting the new Florida Model for threat management. The emphasis of this shift is to focus on concerning behaviors (rather than just threats) and the management of the interventions and safety plans developed for those individuals exhibiting concerning behaviors. Through a process of continuous training and support, school-based Threat Management Teams are able to effectively address any reported concerns and help protect our schools and communities from acts of targeted violence.
For more information or questions regarding the threat assessment process, please contact Mr. George Schrier.