Sandy Hook Parent Speaks at School Safety Caucus Panel

Officials shared perspective on emergency preparedness measures adopted by the state of Indiana for school security in a panel discussion presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Congressional School Safety Caucus.

(CityLab) Groups are pushing for funding to bolster security infrastructure; some researchers say there are better preemptive measures.

Integrators who are working in or would like to work in the education market can turn to industry associations for help, support and training.

Michele Gay of Safe and Sound Schools speaks at the Congressional School Safety Caucus to raise awareness for more education and funding in school security.

Politicians engage in lot of hand-wringing about secure schools but often overlooked are some effective and relatively easy fixes.

As terrorists overseas increasingly turn to vehicles as weapons, cities across the United States, concerned such attacks could happen here, are ramping up security in public spaces to protect areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.

On 22 May 2017, DomPrep held a panel discussion on “Responders of the Future” at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

The convergence of technology and physical security systems — and E-rate funds — is giving schools new ways to improve the safety systems used to protect students and teachers on school properties.

Panelists to include Sandy Hook parent, Columbine-area school safety director, representatives of Indiana Homeland Security and Education Departments.

(By Robert Boyd) Although the 2017 Infrastructure report card mentioned the secondary use of public school facilities, it failed to address the primary use of school facilities.

What do Americans think about the state of investment in the nation’s public building stock? A majority believe it needs an upgrade.

(CS Monitor) An L.A. school policy of mandatory bag checks and random metal detector scans fits a nationwide trend of schools beefing up security. But a coalition of educators says that the trend has gone too far.

(AP) The Michigan Legislature has voted to let schools use special local taxes to upgrades their security and technology. The bill sent to Gov. Rick Snyder affects ‘sinking fund’ millages — local property taxes that fund major repairs and renovations to school buildings. (Read more . . .)

(SourceSecurity.com) Traditionally, security personnel have relied on video as the primary method of monitoring. However, this strategy is outdated, similar to how watching silent movies is now obsolete. (Read more . . .)

When designing the new $50 million Sandy Hook Elementary School, architects faced the challenge of creating a facility that would be both secure and nurturing.

For a moment, think back to when you attended elementary and secondary school. Many of us reading this article probably went to school at at time when we felt safe there.

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