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ERIC Number: ED367741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Violence in the Schools. How America's Schoolboards Are Safeguarding Your Children. Best Practice Series.
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.
This publication, resulting from a survey of more than 2,000 school districts, focuses on school violence and ways to prevent it. Section 1 discusses both the problem of school violence and also the critical role that school boards must play in keeping schools safe. This section also includes information about how school boards can develop policies to combat school violence and information on how boards can obtain sample policies to use as models. Section 2 includes brief descriptions of the more than 700 violence prevention programs used by school districts. These prevention tips are organized into 30 categories (e.g., closed campus for lunch, dress code, gun-free school zones, metal detectors, staff development). Each tip includes: (1) a 15-40 word description of the specific program or activity, based on information provided by the school district; (2) whether the school district is located in an urban, suburban, or rural area; and (3) a contact person and telephone number, if one was provided. Section 3 includes basic information on the school districts that participated in the survey. Districts are listed alphabetically by state. Information in this section, all provided by the school districts, includes the school district name, mailing address, and other pertinent information such as district size and type. The third section also serves as an index to section 2, listing the page numbers on which violence prevention measures from that district appear. (GLR)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Parenting Skills, Prevention, Public Schools, School Districts, School Policy, School Safety, Staff Development, Tables (Data), Violence
National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.