M.A. in School Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Egg Harbor Township High School (Egg Harbor, N.J. : Township); School plant management
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration
The purpose of this study was to describe and evaluate the effectiveness of the school sanctuary program on safety and the climate of safety at Egg Harbor Township High School (EHTHS), Using a case-study design, 56 teachers were first surveyed to provide a description of the climate of safety in the high school. It was found that, on average, the staff felt physically, psychologically, socially, and morally safe. Teachers also used the word safe to describe the overall climate of safety at school. Furthermore, this data would be used as a baseline for further comparisons and was to help the sanctuary team determine their future efforts at increasing safety. However, many factors prevented the sanctuary team from moving forward, and no further efforts were made at creating sanctuary in the school. Regardless, a final survey was again administered to another sample of 56 teachers, and it was found that there was no change in the climate of safety or the feelings of safety at EHTHS. Moreover, since the efforts of the sanctuary team were nonexistent after the initial data were collected, this study cannot yet describe and evaluate properly the effectiveness of the school sanctuary program on safety and the climate of safety at EHTHS.
Pugliese, Theodore, "The effects of the development and implementation of the school sanctuary program on safety and the climate of safety at Egg Harbor Township High School" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 1361.