Policies & Procedures


Funding for Arkansas School Safety Center to Become Permanent Line in State Budget

Funding for Arkansas School Safety Center to Become Permanent Line in State Budget

After Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s Arkansas School Safety Commission made 30 recommendations, districts have been working to make the necessary adjustments. Therefore, school safety is becoming a permanent line in the state budget.

Committees Request School Safety Funds for Colorado County to go Toward Mental Health, Standardization

School Safety Funds for Colorado County to go Toward Mental Health Standardization

After two committees presented different ways funding could be used toward Douglas County school safety, two themes consistently came up — mental health support and safety standardization.



Joseph Souza Appointed as Director of New Physical Security Department

Joseph Souza Appointed as Director of New Physical Security Department

University of Florida recently announced their addition of a new Business Affairs department, which will be called Physical Security. Joseph Souza has been appointed as the director of this new department.

$1.5 Million in School Security Funding to be Granted to Vermont State Schools

$1.5 Million in School Security Funding to be Granted to Vermont State Schools

Gov. Phil Scott announced that $1.5 million will be allocated to school security funding during the second cycle of grants. In the first cycle, $4 million was granted to 242 schools around the state.

Sandy Hook Parents Lose State Court Appeal in School Safety Lawsuit

Sandy Hook Parents Lose State Court Appeal in School Safety Lawsuit

Sandy Hook plaintiffs alleged the school failed to follow a mandated security protocol in the December 2012 shooting. The appeals court agreed with a lower court judge that governmental immunity shielded the defendants.

School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act to Establish Federal Grant Programs

School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act to Establish Federal Grant Programs

This bill will help schools pay for security risk assessments that will identify gaps in their security-related infrastructure and help prevent tragedy.

North Carolina to Partner with Sandy Hook Promise for Anonymous Reporting System

North Carolina to Partner with Sandy Hook Promise for Anonymous Reporting System

North Carolina will partner with Sandy Hook Promise to implement a statewide Say Something Anonymous Reporting System. The system will teach students, educators, administrators and law enforcement agencies how to recognize warning signs and anonymously report them.

Indiana School Board Approves School Safety Referendum

Indiana School Board Approves School Safety Referendum

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.

Company to Receive Nearly $1.3 Million to Revise Florida School Safety Tool

Company to Receive Nearly $1.3 Million to Revise Florida School Safety Tool

Haystax Technology will receive nearly $1.3 million to revise the Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool, which is used to identify threats and vulnerabilities on campuses.

U.S. Department of Education Accepting Applications for Three Grant Competitions

U.S. Department of Education Accepting Applications for Three Grant Competitions

These three grant competitions will help build school safety by implementing violence prevention measures through the form of mental health and climate changes.

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