Scenario Learning: Safety & Compliance Solutions for Schools & Colleges that are Making a Difference

A healthy and positive learning environment is necessary for students to thrive. Research shows that when students feel unsafe—physically or emotionally— it can adversely impact motivation, behavior, and academic performance. According to a study by the United States Secret Service and the Department of Education, 71 percent of middle and high school students reported being bullied, threatened, or injured by others. Students are also anxious about the number of school and campus shootings every year. Providing a safe environment for students and employees is once again at the forefront of many administrators’ minds. “Even though safety is one of the biggest concerns for schools and colleges, many have struggled to find and implement systematic approaches to help prevent these types of incidents,” says Brian Taylor, CEO, Scenario Learning.

Addressing the school safety challenge, Cincinnati, OH based Scenario Learning offers a suite of award-winning programs that help educational institutions manage safety and compliance. The company’s portfolio includes online solutions for staff and student training, bullying/incident reporting, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) management, and accident reporting. “Our programs provide administrators with real-time analytics to help them effectively manage safety and compliance initiatives at their institutions,” says Taylor.

Our programs provide administrators with realtime analytics to help them manage safety and compliance initiatives at their institutions

Scenario Learning’s core education brands, SafeSchools and SafeColleges, include online safety training systems for K-12 and higher education institutions. The training systems help to simplify staff and student training and policy administration by automating many of the labor-intensive tasks it takes to administer and track these important activities. A Scenario Learning customer in South Carolina had a significant problem with workers’compensation costs. After implementing the SafeSchools Staff Training System, the customer significantly decreased their losses, saving
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nearly $800,000 dollars in one year. “Many of our insurance partners have also seen reductions in the severity of insurance claims for districts and colleges that have implemented our programs,” illustrates Taylor.

Another Scenario Learning program that is helping to make schools and colleges even safer places for students and employees is their SafeSchools and SafeColleges Alert Systems. The incident reporting systems help administrators stay connected to their school community, so they can prevent safety incidents before they occur. The systems allow students, staff, and parents to report safety tips, including threats of violence and bullying, to administrators 24/7/365, four convenient ways—by phone, text, email, and website. One customer in Washington received a tip through their SafeSchools Alert System that a student was planning to bring a sawed-off shotgun to school and was able to stop it before it happened.

Most recently, the company launched a new brand,, where they collaborated with thought leaders and experts in Special Education to create professional development for all teachers and staff working with students with disabilities. According to Taylor, “Special education is one of the biggest loss drivers for many of our customers, and they asked for our help in this area. Our new program makes special education-related training easier and more accessible for them.”

A believer in continuous improvement, Taylor says, “We’re always working to better understand the day-to-day challenges that our customers face so that we can use our strengths in software and content to help create solutions that solve their problems.” Commenting on the plans for the future, Taylor says, “We’re continuing to expand globally because school safety is an important issue around the world, and we know our solutions can make a difference!” concludes Taylor.