From small colleges to large universities, no campus has been immune to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Educational facilities and their leadership teams, along with teachers, elected officials, parents, and students themselves know the stakes have never been higher to determine what the best plan of action might be to protect our learners and navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Across the nation, educational facilities are being designed with not only education in mind – but to ensure students, faculty and staff are protected during extreme weather events.
Changes are coming to corporate campuses as owners and managers look to increase efficiencies in the way facilities are secured and building operations are managed.
As schools reopen this fall, districts not only have to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, but also have to resume regular emergency drills, including active assailant response trainings.
- By Dr. Brooke Miller Gialopsos, Dr. Cheryl Lero Jonson, Dr. Melissa M. Moon
Chief among any college student parent’s concern is how their student will stay safe on campus.
Intercoms are an ideal solution for college and university campuses because they provide an appealing level of security for a campus’ friendly flow of people.
The second wave is here, and people are tired of the pandemic as we head into what will most likely be a long, dark winter with COVID-19. Campuses of all sizes need to function at some level or risk an uncertain future.
A campus evacuation is one of the most challenging emergency situations a college or university may face.
When the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the country in early 2020, schools nationwide promptly closed their doors and put in place remote learning.
The global economy is changing. Organizations are acquiring new spaces as they expand to cover new territory.
There is always a bunch of chatter in the college/university ranks of who has the best football or basketball program. It is always up for debate.
Schools around the country are now required to comply with the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations, which are massively impactful in the critical area of how to handle reports of sexual harassment.
- By Sarah Ford, Josh Whitlock
The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has charged a former security guard at a Las Vegas school in the repeated sexual assault of an eighth grade girl in the spring of 2019.
Denison University announced David Rose has been hired at Denison University, Granville, as the director of Campus Safety.
Benefits of IDIS end-to-end solutions highlighted for schools and colleges
To support the University of Utah’s commitment to safety, diversity, and inclusion, the Office of the Chief Safety Officer (CSO) recently hired a new liaison to coordinate community engagement initiatives with organizations across campus, as well as implement new response protocols developed by the Racist and Bias Incident Response Tea
In Travis County TX, the COVID-19 testing positivity rate is 20.2% at high schools, 27.1% at middle schools, 19.8% at elementary schools and 10% at preschools.
Uinta County, WY, School District No. 1’s Rule CKA, which allows for approved staff to carry concealed firearms on district property, has again been ruled invalid, this time by the Wyoming Supreme Court.
Destiny Danielle Washington, a 20-year-old nursing student, was fatally shot on Thursday night on the University of Alabama-Birmingham campus.
The school that would become Mount Royal University, in Calgary, Alberta, was founded more than a century ago. Throughout its long and rich history, Mount Royal has changed its offerings and location while continuing to meet the needs of the community it serves.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many school district leaders suddenly realized that they didn’t have adequate access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suppliers, forcing them to attempt to locate essential materials and build inventory during a huge surge in demand.
Campus safety is one of the largest issues facing universities. In 2014, more than 27,000 criminal incidents were reported at public and private universities across the United States*.
Classic emergency mass notification systems (EMNS) focus on fast and reliable messaging to inform people of dangerous situations.
As K-12 and higher education institutions work to reopen schools, they must keep student health and safety top of mind, even as they confront myriad challenges.
Schools and universities are faced with an extraordinary challenge this fall. They need to create plans on preventing, identifying and managing people with potential Covid-19 infection and exposure while providing high-quality education.
- By Soumi Eachempati, MD, FACS, FCCM
School security has taken on a new dimension as the result of the 2020 pandemic.
While student safety is often revered as a top priority, it is not uncommon for incident response protocols to be overlooked until a situation that warrants action occurs.
A Madison School Board committee finalized budget and policy recommendations on Thursday in an effort to prioritize the well-being of students without the presence of police officers in schools.
A crisis strikes. It could be anything… a health pandemic, an active shooter, a bomb threat, a loss of electrical power, a flooded building or a severe weather event. Who on your campus responds? What needs to be done?