ERIC Number: ED462743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
School Safety and Security Best Practices Approved by the Commissioner of Education. Information Brief. Report.
Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
The 2001 Florida Legislature passed Ch. 2001-125, Laws of Florida, Section 40, which is often referred to as the Safe Passage Act. It requires all school districts to conduct a self-assessment of their school safety and security using best practices developed by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA). It also requires that OPPAGA and the Partnership for School Safety and Security make annual recommendations for adding, deleting, or revising those practices. The practices cover six school-safety goals requiring that each school district: (1) ensures that its safety and security program has clear direction, and is effective at meeting its intended purpose in a cost-efficient manner; (2) has comprehensive plans and procedures to ensure student and employee safety and security; (3) has developed a clearly written code of student conduct and communicated with students and parents; (4) identifies, minimizes, and protects others from disruptive and/or violent student behavior; (5) ensures that educational facilities and equipment are safe and in good working condition; and (6) takes steps to ensure student and staff safety and security during transportation. Appendix A provides a complete listing of safety and security practices approved by the Commissioner of Education and their associated indicators. (RT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Methods, Program Design, School Safety, School Security, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Legislation
For full text: http://www.oppaga.state.fl.us/monitor/school_districts/sa fety/schoolsafety.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
Identifiers - Location: Florida