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Safe  Schools

DT Martin

D.T. Martin is FCUSD's Coordinator of Safe Schools. Mr. Martin is a transformative educator with a vast career in law enforcement and education. A highly respected police officer with 27 years of experience in law enforcement in various roles that include being a patrol officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant, and with a focus on youth safety, Mr. Martin became a high school teacher in 2017 with the Sacramento City Unified School District. There he taught in the High School Law Pathway Academy and served as an Intervention Specialist, leading others in the areas of instruction, curriculum, supervision, and student support, while maintaining responsibility for the health, safety, discipline, and conduct of the students.

His approach to fostering safe and positive school climates is “building relationships with staff, students, and the community” and is “most proud of the work done to support youth in being productive, responsible, and engaged global citizens.” As Coordinator of Safe Schools, Mr. Martin will work with the District and school site Administrators to ensure effective strategies are in place to provide a safe school environment for all students, staff, parents, and the community and will interact as a liaison between the District and law enforcement.

Mr. Martin earned his Bachelor of Arts from the Criminal Justice Management, Union Institute and University, and Career Technical Education Teaching Credential from the Sacramento County Office of Education.

Community Safety Specialist

Our Community Safety Specialist is Terry Douglas. Under the general direction of the Office of Behavior and Student Services and Coordinator of Safe Schools, the Community Safety Specialist works collaboratively with site leaders, other safety staff, and various community resources to support a safe learning and work environment on district grounds; proactively identifies and addresses safety concerns at assigned schools; connects students, families and staff with resources that meet individual needs and supports safe communities focused on learning; assists in the preparation and implementation of emergency responses.

 

School Resource Officers

Folsom Cordova Unified School District partners with both Folsom Police Department and Rancho Cordova Police Department to have School Resource Officers (SRO's) available to our campuses and students. Our SRO's support our schools and students in a multitude of ways. Our SRO partnership is intended to help ensure the physical safety and wellbeing of all students, staff and school facilities of Folsom Cordova Unified School District. SRO’s strive to conduct themselves in their daily job duties utilizing procedural and restorative justice, equality, de-escalation, and community policing tactics to minimize the negative impact on affected students. They focus on fostering relationship building, mentorship, coaching and personal connections to assist students in growing into responsible citizens. SRO's act as role models to willing students and may participate in open-listening or discussion groups with students in an effort to focus on social and emotional safety. 

 

 

 

Physical Safety
Physical safety refers to the protection of all stakeholders, including
families, caregivers, students, school staff, and the community, from
violence, theft, and exposure to weapons and threats, to establish a
secure learning environment. For students to learn, they need to feel
safe.

Physically Safety at School
Safe schools promote the protection of all students from violence,
exposure to weapons and threats, theft, bullying and harassment, the
sale or use of illegal substances on school grounds, and other
emergencies. School safety is linked to improved student and school
outcomes. In particular, emotional and physical safety in school are
related to academic performance. At the same time, students who
are victims of physical or emotional harassment or who are involved
in the sale or use of illegal substances on school grounds are at risk
for poor attendance, course failure and school dropout.

Emotional Safety
Emotional safety comes from within. It starts with you. It consists of
identifying your feelings and being able to feel them.
Emotional safety means revealing your true self to another person. It
is expressing who you are, including your hurts, fears, and dreams.
It’s expressing yourself authentically, sharing dissatisfaction, fears,
and insecurities, and having a conversation without it blowing up
into an argument.
It’s sharing without fear of shaming, yelling, or rejection.