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Texas Governor Releases Report Detailing Progress on Implementing State School Safety Action Plan

For the last two years, Texas officials have worked together to come up with ways to improve school safety. Legislators made upgrades to the state’s school safety framework and provided funding to ensure all school safety requirements can be effectively implemented.

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Florida Students to Have Social Media Activity Monitored As Part of New School Safety Portal

Florida lawmakers believe monitoring students' social media will help to prevent mass school shootings and other threats.



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Dayton Schools Grapple With How to Handle Expelled Students, Threats in Wake of Mass Shooting

Expelled students typically return to their original schools within 80 days according to Ohio law. How should administrators, parents and students handle the returned students?

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New Tech Program Identifies ‘High Risk Words,’ Potential Threats In Student Communications

A Tennessee district uses the program Gaggle to track and identify suicide and violence threats in communications on the school system.

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Ohio Governor Signs Executive Order to Create School Safety Center

The center aims to increase the use of an anonymous tipline, review school emergency management plans and host an annual safety summit, among other priorities.

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Sacramento Schools to Reduce Number of School Resource Officers Under New Safety Plan

The plan was approved by the Sacramento school board last week after community members asked for more mental health resources and fewer police in schools.

Senate Bill 621 Takes Away Arrest Power in Pennsylvania

Senate Bill 621 Takes Away Arrest Power in Pennsylvania

Senate Bill 621 was clarified in early July, but one of the unintended consequences that came with it was the restriction of arrest powers for both officers who are directly employed by schools and officers who work through third-party vendors.

New York State Signs Legislation to Allow Cameras on School Bus Stop Arms

New York State Signs Legislation to Allow Cameras on School Bus Stop Arms

In light of many violators of passing school buses while stopped, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that permits school buses to install cameras on stop arms.

Florida Initiates School Safety Database Amid Protests

Florida Initiates School Safety Database Amid Protests

A state school safety database will be launched, even though many have argued that this will erode students’ trust and be more harmful than helpful.

How Pennsylvania Schools Spent the $40 Million Granted for School Safety

How Pennsylvania Schools Spent the $40 Million Granted for School Safety

After being granted $40 million in school safety funding, school districts used their money in a variety of ways, ranging from video surveillance to yoga training.

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