safety

The role of planning in mitigating safety and security threats

Complete Campus Security Solution Visitor Management Software

Ident-A-Kid’s Complete Campus Security System (CCSS) is a free, visitor-management program that signs in and prints name badges for all visitors, and documents the lengths and reasons for their visits. Tardy and early-dismissal students also can be recorded. Its new messaging system, ParentAlert, can notify parents of any emergency.

EmployeeSafe

This compilation of school safety tools includes training courses, procedures, and checklists for programs like accident management and compliance. School districts also can add their own tools and content. The management system needed to operate a district’s safety program is included.

Ann Arbor schools to consider banning dogs from district properties

Ann Arbor Public Schools officials are considering banning dogs and other pets from school property while class is in session after years of operating under an ambiguous policy.

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Obama administration funding cops in schools

Justice Department announces about $45 million in funding to create 356 new school resource officer positions, an idea not too far removed from an National Rifle Association proposal to make sure schools are protected by “good guys with guns.”

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Georgia school district considers arming officers with semi-automatic rifles

Some school officials in Gainesville want to arm their school resource officers with assault rifles, in addition to the sidearms they currently carry. Officials say the rifles would be stored in a safe for emergencies only.

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500K Oklahoma students don't have storm shelters

The statewide survey on shelters in Oklahoma schools uncovered that more than 500,000 students and educators do not have a safe place to go at school during severe weather.

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Schools tighten security after Sandy Hook

In a grim reminder that mass shootings have become a fact of life in America, school districts across the USA this fall are opting for more locked doors, more visitor check-ins and more surveillance equipment.

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Reporter maps guns found in Miami-Dade schools

School shootings remain uncommon, and Miami-Dade County schools officials insist the campus is the safest place for any student.

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Payne bill would require school emergency preparedness plans

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.

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