Anoka-Hennepin schools safety video honored with national award of excellence

During times of emergency, an effectively trained and prepared school staff coupled with a coordinated approach with law enforcement make a difference to ensure safety.

A training video that supports Anoka-Hennepin staff with proper direction to maximize safety has been recognized for excellence by collecting the Hometown Video Award, a national competition coordinated through the Alliance for Community Media.

The video provides structured advice to direct staff actions in times of emergency and includes remarks from Superintendent David Law and Chuck Holden, the district’s chief operations officer. Produced in cooperation with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and Quad Cities Community Television (QCTV), the video plays an essential role in the district’s internal training program and is not available for public viewing. Anoka-Hennepin Technical Support Technician Michelle Day-Millett coordinated production in cooperation with the partnering organizations.

The Hometown Video Awards are highly competitive, honoring the highest quality community media programs from across the nation. Programs are evaluated on how they impact community needs and develop involvement in important issues along with a variety of other factors. The Anoka-Hennepin entry collected top honors in the Training/Instructional category.