Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation earlier this month that will allow Briarwood Presbyterian Church to hire its own police force.
The Fouke School District is adding a police dog to its staff as part of school security upgrades, thanks to a partnership with Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Barrett.
The Fairfield City School District is expanding the presence of police officers in its schools by adding an officer to each of its secondary schools starting next year.
Lee County Schools is planning multiple security improvements for its schools, including the hiring of more security staff and a new safety coordinator.
The Muscogee County School District is putting together its own police department.
The Lakeland School District looks to hire more armed guards to their schools after their successful first year with a guard placed at Athol Elementary School.
Individual schools and districts are always seeking ways to increase their security posture while not losing what makes them uniquely qualified, as educational institutions, to create an environment where learning is invoked through programs, curriculum, and even the design and architecture itself.
Legislators have introduced a bill in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would adjust the maximum ratio of students to school nurses and establish minimum staffing requirements for other positions, such as counselors and social workers.
The Tupelo Public School District is collaborating with the Tupelo Police Department to increase the number of school resource officers on its campuses.
Cumberland County Schools has initiated a number of security measures in the last few years, according to Bruce Morrison, the school system’s director of safety and security.