Security continues to be a top priority in K-12 and higher education facilities across the country as school boards and administrations are looking for better and more cost-efficient means to protect students, personnel and assets.
According to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, school-based “suspicionless” drug testing does little to help identify kids who use drugs and get them into treatment programs.
The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) members have been developing a school security assessment tool and a set of school security guidelines to be revealed at ISC West this month. The living document will provide specific recommendations (especially regarding the use of electronic security equipment) divided into “layers” (parking lots, main entrances, classrooms, etc.) and then again into tiers (depending on the level of resources a given school has available).