Educators, administrators, first responders and law enforcement officials all recently met at Atkins High School to discuss, plan and test their school safety plans.
School systems have recently become major targets for cyberattacks because of the multitude of personal information they have paired with improper security protection.
The governor of Tennessee recently approved a $40 million grant to put SROs in every school in the state. In addition, the state will be assessing the school security measures that are already in place.
Driving while intoxicated has always been the cause of many fatal car accidents, but there’s a new leader in dangerous driving scenarios – distracted driving. The “School’s Open, Drive Carefully” campaign reminds drivers to stay alert and aware of their surroundings.
Imagine trying to watch TV with one remote designated to powering it on, another solely for adjusting volume, another for changing the channel, and so on.
Safe and Sound Schools is hosting The “Good Days” Tour campaign and contest this year to encourage high school students to assess their school culture, and teach the connection between a great school culture and overall school safety.
Some school districts in New York failed to meet minimum state requirements for district safety plans. The districts must now revise their safety plans.
The governor of Louisiana has declared a statewide emergency as several school systems have been attacked by malware. Officials are currently trying to see if any other agencies are affected, but the threat is ongoing.
The Department of Education will be working together with Homeland Security to ensure that all Tennessee school are up to safety standards, and can hopefully stop threats at the doors of schools.
In a recent school safety training, Minnesota researchers focused their efforts on teaching about mental health and approaching students’ emotional needs, rather than teaching about physical security measures.