The level of security established by a facility is based on the hazards relevant to the facility and the people or groups associated with it. As threats become apparent, the perception of the relative security changes. The perception of insecurity relative to the threat should drive the change to reflect the confidence of the people or groups associated with the facility. Homeland Security starts with Hometown Security. The purpose of the Louisiana Center for Safe Schools is to connect local stakeholders for emergency preparedness planning, training, execution, recovery and reporting.
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School safety is a human concern, one that every school and community must take seriously and strive continually to achieve. It is also a legal concern; schools can be held liable if they do not make good-faith efforts to provide a safe and secure school environment.
Homeland Security: Mitigating Hazards in Schools
The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 seeks to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and prevent acts of violence. Both the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services offer grants to improve security within our Nation's schools and on school grounds through evidence-based programs.
STOP School Violence Program
Children's Hospital is the first and largest full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South. The Town Hall Series is an open forum review of frequently asked questions around Louisiana Department of Education’s Return to School Guidelines.
ThriveKids Student Wellness Vaccine for Educators Town Hall Series
U.S. Department of Education continues to plan to safely reopen schools and announced additional information on best practices to implement effective solutions.
Presidential Executive Order: Reopening & Continuing Operation of Schools
Simulation Experiment (SIMEX) 20-6 was conducted from August 3 to August 14, 2020, to explore casualty mitigation during an active assailant event in a suburban high school in the United States through virtual reality experimentation.
CISA School Security After-Action Report 2020
As the parents and spouses of the victims of the Majorie Stoneman Douglas violence in Parkland, we are committed to advocating for public safety reforms focused on the safety of our children and staff at school. We must make real changes, such as securing the perimeters of our schools. We must make a real effort to identify our kids that need help and create effective support programs for them. It is also time for practical changes in the laws.
Stand With Parkland
Nearly 100,000 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps Volunteers are providing cost-effective, high-impact services to address schools’ most pressing needs and ensure that all students are ready for college and careers and at-risk youth receive the support needed for success across the cradle-to-career continuum.
Leveraging National Service in Schools
The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) offers information and technical assistance to States, districts, schools, institutions of higher learning, and communities focused on improving school climate and conditions for learning.
National Center for Safe & Supportive Schools
The Commission has been charged with quickly providing meaningful and actionable recommendations to keep students safe at school. These recommendations will include a range of issues, like social emotional support, recommendation on effective school safety infrastructure, discussion on minimum age for firearms purchases, and the impact that videogames and the media have on violence.
Federal Commission on School Safety
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