Policies & Procedures


K-9 Safety Sweeps Introduced at Norwalk Schools

K-9 Safety Sweeps Introduced at Norwalk Schools

Chief of School Operations Frank Costanzo sent a letter to parents on Sept. 18 detailing that several police officers and dogs could be present during upcoming safety checks on campuses.

Albuquerque Schools Train Teachers on New Active Shooter Protocol

Albuquerque Schools Train Teachers on New Active Shooter Protocol

Instead of the traditional lockdown and shelter-in-place protocol for an active shooter incident, APS will now be applying the ALICE system: “alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate.” ALICE has been introduced to 3,700 school districts and is more proactive than the traditional response.



10 Questions Parents should Ask about Higher Education Security

10 Questions Parents should Ask about Higher Education Security

Here are 10 questions parents should be asking when determining which school is best for their student.

Red Flag Law Seizes Guns from those Deemed Dangerous

Red Flag Law Seizes Guns from those Deemed Dangerous

The red flag law looks to curb gun violence following a string of school shootings.

Utah Police Stop Potential Campus Shooting with 3D-Printed Gun

Utah Police Stop Potential Campus Shooting with 3D-Printed Gun

A man faces a criminal charge after police say he threatened to commit a mass shooting at a school using a 3D-printed gun.

Education Department Debates Using Federal Funds for Guns

Education Department Debates Using Federal Funds for Guns

The bipartisan Every Student Success Act does not expressly prohibit or allow the use of grants for the purchase of firearms.

Virginia School District Leaves Students Vulnerable by Posting Crisis Plan Online

Virginia School District Leaves Students Vulnerable by Posting Crisis Plan Online

A Virginia school district publically posted crisis emergency plans to its website.

DHS Grant Available for School-Age Trauma Training

DHS Grant Available for School-Age Trauma Training

The Department of Homeland Security is offering school districts funding for student trauma training programs.

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