ERIC Number: ED392130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
School Security Assessments and Crisis Preparedness.
Trump, Kenneth S.
Updating School Board Policies, v26 n6 p1-5 Dec 1995
This article offers suggestions to school boards for conducting school-security assessments and for developing a policy on school safety. It first describes the five major threats to safety: an increase in general youth violence, gangs, drugs, weapons, and outside offenders. School boards should establish policy that recognizes school safety as a priority and prohibits the possession of weapons. Boards should also address the following specific policy areas--drugs, gangs, banning electronic communication devices, school visitation, and procedures for reporting crimes and serious incidents. Steps for developing a crisis-management policy are described: conduct a security assessment; develop crisis-preparedness guidelines; enact policy; and ensure that procedures and practices reflect policy. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.