#schoolsafety | School climate survey identifies strengths, concerns in School District of Beloit

The School District of Beloit is hoping to measure its progress through the use of school climate surveys. Consultant Tracy Scherck presented the results of last month’s anonymous survey to the school board Tuesday night, which highlighted strengths and concerns in the district. The 58.2 percent of staff members who…

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#schoolsafety | Senate considers creating safety and security framework for Wyoming schools

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City) CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Sen. Affie Ellis took the Senate floor on Monday, Feb. 24 to discuss a topic important to her: school safety and security. Eight other Wyoming legislators, including Sen. Lynn Hutchings and Rep. Cathy Connolly, are also backing a bill that would require school…

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#schoolsafety | How Social Media Is Elevating Engagement for Local Government

Editor’s note: Governing offers public officials, practitioners and experts from a variety of backgrounds a platform to share opinions and analysis on a broad range of topics relevant to state and local government. One such commentary posted on Valentine’s Day drew a decidedly mixed reaction, particularly from public employees who…

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#schoolsafety | Thoughtful school safety drills are essential to prepare for a threat

We were disappointed by the lack of school and public safety officials’ perspectives and information in the Feb. 20 editorial “Active-shooter drills in classrooms do more harm than good.” With apparently little or no guidance or input from school administrators and police, the Globe asserts that school safety protocols such…

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#schoolsafety | Student murders prompt University of Utah to overhaul campus safety

The plan comes after two highly publicized student murders. February 23, 2020, 6:31 PM 6 min read Two highly publicized student murders has caused one university to implement significant changes to its campus safety, including a $13 million building to house the school’s police department. Both incidents, which involved the…

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#schoolsafety | Safety, successes the focal point of State of Education

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