New security measures are in place at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools this year, following the Oct. 29, 2018, shooting of a student at Butler High School.
New security measures include an emphasis on emergency training and drills, access control and student wellness.
More than half a million students, parents and staff members had their personal information exposed in a data breach in 2018.
Wisconsin is requiring schools to develop crisis management procedures and share their safety plans with the community. The De Pere School Board’s latest school safety plan is 88 pages long.
House Bill 1035 focuses on school resource officers while House Bill 1038 aims to authorize certain school employees to carry firearms on campuses.
The bill, proposed by Sen. Affie Ellis, would require the Wyoming Department of Education to work with several organizations, including homeland security, the attorney general’s office and the state construction department, on safety and security guidelines for schools.
HB 5852 would create new active-shooter training requirements for law enforcement, and HB 5851 would require school administrators to report all threats and attempted violence to state police.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has made school safety and security a priority for 2019 and beyond.
The measure, A-4597, would help parochial and private schools pay security guards, purchase alarm systems and take other steps to improve security at a cost to the state of $11.3 million.
Each of the Arkansas School Safety Commission’s recommendations is categorized under mental health and prevention, law enforcement and security, audits, emergency operation plans and drills, intelligence and communication, or physical security.