With reduced in-person attendance through the remainder of this school year, the Chicago Public Schools' Chief of Security Jadine Chou said that full-time uniformed Chicago police officers is "not necessary."
The third poll in a series of nationwide surveys conducted by Navigate360 and John Zogby Strategies, a national polling firm, shows the majority (54%) of teens today do not feel prepared to deal with the anxiety of returning to school and do not believe schools are equipped to respond effectively to emergency incidents or mental health needs.
Argyle Independent School District is located in Argyle, Texas was looking to implement an emergency communications system across the district for everyday alerts, as well as emergencies, threats or weather events.
Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, New Jersey recently received a grant to upgrade security measures, allowing the school to implement a new intercom system with emergency communications and lockdown features.
The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency started a new program to help schools identify physical security vulnerabilities at their facilities and improve safety and threat response protocols.
The Martin County School District in Florida upgraded its emergency communications system. Teachers and administrators use a card attached to their lanyards similar to a credit card. When repeatedly clicked, the cards issues an emergency alert, which cues sirens, flashing lights and communications over the speakers such as "This is a lockdown."
ON DEMAND: This webinar will focus on the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) guidelines to help school officials navigate the challenges associated with security equipment and processes. We will learn to identify a school’s security threatscape throughout each layer of a school district and outline the reasons for making investments in security at the school board and school administrator level.
ON DEMAND: The changing times require a sedentary culture to adopt new rules when it comes to the security and safety of school environments. How do we, as security leaders, prepare for, and engage in, response to an attack at our schools whether it be a man or naturally made?