Policies & Procedures


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Ohio Appeals Court Overturns School District Policy For Arming Staff Members

Concerned parents sued the Madison Local School District over its training requirements for staff members to carry a concealed weapon. Now, those policies have been struck down.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Holes in District School Safety Plans

Some Ohio districts were more prepared than others because they had a pandemic response plan, providing guidance on long-term isolation from school buildings.



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Florida School Safety Legislation Dies On Last Day of Session

Amid coronavirus fears and budget debates, the House and Senate could not come together to finalize updates to Florida’s school safety laws.

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School Safety Bill Passes Florida House With Amendment Addressing Child Arrests

The unanimously passed amendment came after a 6-year-old was arrested in Orlando for misdemeanor battery.

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Three Student Safety Bills Into Law

The legislation addresses the use of seclusion and restraints in schools, suicide prevention hotlines on IDs and a new mental health pilot program.

Federal Government Launches School Safety Resource Website

The new website was created in response to a recommendation from the Federal Commission on School Safety created by President Trump in 2018.

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Saving Lives

Information is key during a campus emergency. Injuries and damages from events, such as active shooters, fires, chemical spills and severe weather, can soar if a campus lacks a proper emergency notification system (ENS).

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Florida House Presents New School Safety Bill Focusing on Enforcing School District Compliance

The legislation includes measures for the state education commissioner to enforce security laws already on the books.

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University of Missouri Adopts Student Tracking App For Class Attendance, Worrying Privacy Advocates

Similar technology is already widely in use by other universities to track students’ locations when they arrive for class.

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Florida Senate Introduces Bill To Update School Safety Law, Address School Guardian Training Requirements

SPB 7040 would require sheriff’s offices to conduct psychological evaluations before a school employee is trained to be a guardian and limit that training to sheriff’s offices.

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