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It seems that our children’s summer vacations are getting (or feeling) shorter these days. As we enter another school year, the feelings today’s parents have are likely very different than those our parents or grandparents may have had as they watched their own children step onto the bus or walk...

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As mass shootings – and school shootings in particular – have become commonplace across our nation, the need to improve security in our schools has perhaps never been so urgent. Many school boards and administrators want to improve school security but do not have adequate budgets to implement...

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"Mr. Getty needs red construction paper.” Those six words seem so innocent. But for my wife, who taught in a public elementary school for ten years, those six words signaled an active shooter drill. 

And then the rundown would begin. Lock the doors…lock the windows…pull down the shades…hide the...

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The first safety measure generally observed by visitors at a school is the security vestibule at the front entrance of the school. Security vestibules provide administrators with control over who has access to the interior of the school, thus providing an important line of defense. Yet not all...

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Security within our schools is everyone’s responsibility. Administrators, staff, students, and parents must take an “all hands on deck” approach to make sure that the schools and everyone within its walls are safe.

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