School boards on school safety: A compilation of school safety statements from NSBA & State School Boards Associations

School boards are committed to maintaining safe and supportive environments where students can learn and thrive. While the efforts of school boards across the country are significant, ensuring safe schools while improving the quality of education for all students is complex and requires the support and collaborative efforts of federal, state and local governments and agencies.

The U.S. Department of Education, together with the Federal Commission on School Safety, is in a unique position to inform the narrative and make an impact on school safety. As such, NSBA and our member state school boards associations, offered statements on key school safety concerns for local school boards, and federal support for such efforts, to the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, Mitchell Zais, at NSBA’s Summer Leadership Seminar, August 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

The compilation of NSBA’s and state school boards associations’ statements, which provide a rich resource of insights from the field, including local stories, priorities, programs, concerns, and recommendations is available here.

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