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ERIC Number: EJ917868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISSN: ISSN-0098-9495
The Hidden Cost of School Security
DeAngelis, Karen J.; Brent, Brian O.; Ianni, Danielle
Journal of Education Finance, v36 n3 p312-337 Win 2011
A spate of school shootings in the U.S. has prompted policymakers to address the public's growing perception that our schools are unsafe. As education policymakers continue to press for additional security initiatives, it is important to understand the costs borne by school systems for these programs. Thus far, the scholarly literature is silent on this issue and the professional literature and mass media offer only anecdotal accounts. Using financial data from Texas and the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) School Survey on Crime and Safety, this study reveals how much districts spend on security, how they use those resources, and the extent to which spending differs across districts, thereby providing a comprehensive and more refined account of school security costs than is presently available. (Contains 8 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas