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ERIC Number: ED500400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 41
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Safe Schools Report 2004-2005
New Mexico Public Education Department
Safety in New Mexico's schools is one of the most important issues facing our communities. Every school and school district in the state make it a priority to identify and implement ways to increase the safety, security and integrity of students, teachers, staff, parents and visitors at our schools on a daily basis. Safety is critical for fostering an environment that is conducive to learning and growing, and for building healthier relationships. This report provides details about safety data that were collected from New Mexico school districts for the 2004-2005 school year. It examines key areas of concern across the state, and demonstrates trends in incidents of violence and vandalism. This report reflects New Mexico's emphasis on safety issues, safe school plans and school safety initiatives. Among the highlights of this report is the number of areas in which safety has shown steady improvement. The total number of incidents of violence and vandalism was at its lowest point in more than six years. Improvements have been seen in most areas of vandalism, violent crimes and weapons incidents from previous years. One result of the decrease in vandalism was that the financial losses resulting from vandalism were far lower than they have been in previous years. The number of incidents involving weapons remained quite low, as was the number of incidents requiring law enforcement (41% fewer incidents required law enforcement than the previous school year). These data show that for most measures of violence and vandalism, schools in New Mexico are becoming safer places for the students, staff and parents. (Contains 16 figures.) [This document was produced by The New Mexico Public Education Department in partnership with The University of New Mexico, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Funding was provided by The New Mexico Public Education Department School and Family Support Bureau and the work of the University of New Mexico Center for Health Promotionand Disease Prevention.]
New Mexico Public Education Department. 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786. Tel: 505-827-5800; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico