Articles: Surveillance


I was bullied in ninth grade. An older kid used to wait for me outside the cafeteria, and as I left he would taunt me in front of his friends—even push me around. It went on for most of the year. Although I was scared, I never told a soul.

Michael Peveler, vice president of education sales at AMX

Michael Peveler has been vice president of education sales for AMX for five years. An education major in college at Texas Tech University, he taught for eight years.


The nature of school security has changed dramatically over the last decade. Schools employ various measures, from metal detectors to identification badges to drug testing, to promote the safety and security of staff and students.

candlelight vigil for Tyler Clementi

New Jersey knew it had a bullying problem after a 2009 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the percentage of students bullied in the state was one point higher than the national average.


A new informal federal survey has found that for many districts, budget cuts have had a profound effect on school safety and security measures.


Tight budgets are no excuse for failing to be proactive with school safety. In fact, school leaders must be especially committed to prevention and security programs during times when economic woes are increasing stress on kids, their families and school staff.


The case of Kyron Horman, a second-grade Oregon student missing from school since June 4, 2010, has generated international attention.


For the past 15 years, zero-tolerance policies for violence in schools have been the driving force behind many—80 to 95 percent by some estimates—of school discipline policies around the country.


It’s no surprise that school districts are as vulnerable to fraud as the private sector or any other segment of government.


While some districts have been making use of surveillance cameras for years, today's camera technology is less expensive and easier to maintain and operate.