Carmel Clay School Board approved a school safety referendum on Wednesday, which would increase taxes by 5 cents per $100 of assessed value. The extra revenue would go toward more security resource officers, social works, and mental health programs.
A law Gov. Tom Wolf signed on July 2 made training for law enforcement officers who plan to work in schools mandatory. Neshannock Township School District will host the first of these trainings this week.
Geologists at the Washington Geological Survey inspected the seismic vulnerability of 222 schools and found that approximately 70 percent of the state’s schools are located in zones of high seismic risk.
Two new buses might not seem exciting to some, but Avon Lake Schools’ new buses are special — they have added safety features including over-the-shoulder seat belts, disc brakes, a rearview camera, and a tank that runs on gasoline.
Gov. Tom Wolf is signing legislation that will give school districts and private schools more options as to who they can hire as armed security guards. Teachers cannot be considered security personnel under the legislation.
This new law will allow anyone, except felons, to carry a stun gun on Iowa’s public university or community college properties.
Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District has been looking for ways to improve their security for years. Now, they will receive $10,000 to enhance their security, which will be used to add security cameras and monitors to the buildings and parking lots.
Fayette County Public Schools will add three new security features for the 2019-2020 year. The features include security vestibules, a visitor management system, and a bus stop mobile application.
Green Forest School District in Green Forest, Ark., continues to take security seriously following last year’s security and safety audit.
The University of Florida is implementing a new safety and security plan, which will cost the university about $30 million over the next five years.