The Safe School Assessments, required for all Florida schools through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act, had to be completed by Aug. 1.
Hospitals are continuously looking to increase security, but the accessible environment of the facility makes upgrades challenging.
Nothing is more important to organizations and schools across the country than the safety and security of their students.
For reasons both good and bad, we are living with a heightened security awareness that has changed how educational organizations equip and operate their campuses.
With 18 reported school shootings since January 2018, there has understandably been a focus on keeping students and staff safe.
The new school will feature cameras, panic buttons, a security vestibule, and an electronic map of the school accessible by police.
Bob Cervi, Austin ISD executive director of construction management and facilities, said the district is working with architects, engineers and district police to ensure the latest and greatest in safety is included in their new and renovated campuses.
Security at every level, from keycards to cameras, was deemed “not fit for purpose” following repeated trespasses by the same individual posing as staff over a six month period.
A man defied security measures to kill his bedridden wife and himself, rattling hospital staff.
Armed guards and metal detectors are chief among the new measures being taken to ensure the safety of patients.