Policies & Procedures


Sky-high COVID-19 Positivity Rates in Austin Schools Worry Health Officials

Sky-high COVID-19 Positivity Rates in Austin Schools Worry Health Officials

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.

Wyoming Supreme Court: Evanston School District’s Gun Policy is Null and Void

Wyoming Supreme Court: Evanston School District’s Gun Policy is Null and Void

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.



Preparing for Threats beyond COVID19

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.

The New Curriculum

The New Curriculum

School security has taken on a new dimension as the result of the 2020 pandemic.

The Safety and Security Ad Hoc Committee at the December 10 meeting.

Madison SB Committee Finalizes Safety Recommendations for Police-Free Schools

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.

Incorporating Four Elements

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?

Harris Poll Shows Physical Security is Crucial to Getting Kids Back in School

While effectively dealing with COVID-19 is top-of-mind for facilities managers as they work toward getting students back to school full-time, a recent Harris Poll we commissioned indicates there’s significant concern over violence and crime to be overcome as well.

Keeping Up with the Storm

Keeping Up with the Storm

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, schools throughout our nation had their hands filled trying to keep students and faculty safe from unauthorized people on campus.

John T. Mccutcheon elementary school in Chicago. Credit: Facebook.

School Security Guard Drags Preschooler Through Hall, Family Sues

A family is suing Chicago Public Schools due to an incident where a four-year-old boy was dragged by a security guard through the halls of McCutcheon Elementary school in March, according to the family’s lawyer.

School counselor speaking to a student with hand over his face.

Iowa City School District Developing “Care Assessment” Teams for School Safety

The Iowa City Community School District is developing a team to implement an assessment model that prevents violence and resolves conflict.

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