Schools are adding Nightlocks to their classroom doors as another layer of defense against potential gunmen or intruders.
Safety and well-being are dominant themes in this year’s results. Following school safety is data security and cyber security.
The potential revision was prompted by Palm Beach County schools using a private security firm to train its school guardians instead of the sheriff’s office.
One of the biggest college games that occurred at UT in the last decade, revealed the university may not be prepared to handle large crowds of students.
Several new safety measures such as metal detectors, a clear plastic bag policy and strict entry and exit rules have now been put in place.
Kentucky law now requires schools to have certain safety measures in place such as cameras and electric locks. However, the state is not fully funding this initiative causing some school districts to consider raising taxes.
Fulton County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney said the express lanes will increase noise and make schools more susceptible to a shooting. He is estimating that if the plans progress, it will cost taxpayers as much as $10 million to keep students safe.
At $2,500 per door, the 150-pound, bullet-resistant doors can prevent any threat from the outside from entering the classroom.
For the last two years, Texas officials have worked together to come up with ways to improve school safety. Legislators made upgrades to the state’s school safety framework and provided funding to ensure all school safety requirements can be effectively implemented.
Fruitport High School is spending $48 million to add curved hallways, hiding areas and classroom doors that can be locked remotely as part of its efforts to make students and staff safer.