Policies & Procedures


Florida School Administrators, Parents Weigh In on New Fencing Law

Florida School Administrators, Parents Weigh In on New Fencing Law

Under Florida law, school districts must make sure their schools have fencing as perimeter security. There are both proponents and opponents to the law, as the fencing could offer both advantages and disadvantages.

Los Angeles Unified School District to Discontinue Random Wand Searches

Los Angeles Unified School District to Discontinue Random Wand Searches

The Los Angeles Unified School District has been conducting random wand searches since 1993. In June, the school board decided to terminate the random wand searches in July 2020.



Missouri Schools to Discuss Medical Marijuana, Active Shooter Issues

Missouri Schools to Discuss Medical Marijuana, Active Shooter Issues

In an annual Missouri school safety forum, legal experts will provide updates on a variety of school safety issues including marijuana laws, suicide, and active shooter issues.

New Tennessee School Safety Bill Will Mitigate School Threats

New Tennessee School Safety Bill Will Mitigate School Threats

Last year, Williamson County Schools implemented a three-tiered WCS Threat Assessment Flowchart to help mitigate school threats. Now, a bill has been signed into law that will help districts in Tennessee establish a threat assessment team.

New Indiana State Laws: Guns in Church, School Bus Safety, School Alert System

New Indiana State Laws: Guns in Church, School Bus Safety, School Alert System

New Indiana state laws went into effect July 1, and there are some key changes to school bus laws, firearm legislation, and overall school safety.

New Law allows Stun Guns on Iowa Public University and Community College Campuses

New Law allows Stun Guns on Iowa Public University and Community College Campuses

This new law will allow anyone, except felons, to carry a stun gun on Iowa’s public university or community college properties.

Colorado STEM School Receives Five-Year Contract Renewal

Colorado STEM School Receives Five-Year Contract Renewal

STEM School Highlands Ranch received a conditional five-year renewal of its charter on Saturday. The board can shorten the contract to three years if the school fails to meet certain conditions.

North Carolina Hospital Revising Emergency Policies after Lockdown Confusion

North Carolina Hospital Revising Emergency Policies after Lockdown Confusion

Officials at Moses Cone Hospital are revising security policies and protocols after a lockdown led to confusion throughout the facility.

Loaded Firearm Found in Random Screening at CMS Summer School Site

Loaded Firearm Found in Random Screening at CMS Summer School Site

A loaded firearm was confiscated during a random security screening Wednesday at a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools summer school site, according to officials.

New Hampshire Hospital Using New Tech to Improve Emergency Response Communication

New Hampshire Hospital Using New Tech to Improve Emergency Response Communication

Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H., is using new technology in its Emergency Department to improve communication between emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in the field and in the facility’s emergency department.

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