School Safety

Save the Date: School Safety & Equity Twitter Chat, Thurs. June 21, 7-8 pm ET

Join us Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. EDT on Twitter, to discuss School Safety and Equity.  Our co-host for the chat is AASA, the School Superintendents Association.

To participate, come to NSBA’s twitter page @NSBAComm Thursday, June 21, from 7-8 p.m. EDT and use the hashtags #NSBAEquity and #Supts4Equity.

Questions we’ll pose during the chat include:

1. Whose job is it to ensure schools ar safe?

2. Are schools respnsible for community safety, too?

3. When it comes to equity and safety, are there any overlaps?

NSBA Speaks Before Federal Commission on School Safety

NSBA delivered the following remarks before the U.S. Department of Education Federal Commission on School Safety Listening Session on June 6, 2018:

NSBA Statement on "Active Shooter" Video Game

NSBA today released the following statement in response to the “Active Shooter” video game:

NSBA Announces Clean, Green, Safe Schools Resources

Alexandria, Va., (January 30, 2017) – The National School Boards Association today launched the Clean, Green and Safe Schools initiative with the aim of providing school board members information they can use to develop policies and protocols to provide a healthy and safe environment for students, teachers, administrators and visitors. The initiative also provides access to experts who can help school boards develop and implement a working plan to improve school buildings, so they are energy and cost efficient, safe, and designed to provide an optimal learning environment.

Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Equity & Discrimination: Whether informal agency guidance in the form of a letter intrepreting Title IX as applying to gender identity is entitled Auer deference by courts

NSBA Joins National Call to Action: Make Our Schools' Values Known

November 22, 2016 - Nine national education organizations, including the National School Boards Association, call upon their constutents and all education leaders to take action immediately within their school communities to ensure students specifically know that their schools welcome them and that they will be safe.


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