School Safety

NSBA releases comprehensive school safety guide

NSBA Releases Comprehensive School Safety Guide

Alexandria, Va. (August 22, 2018) “Fostering Safer Schools, A Legal Guide for School Board Members on School Safety” takes a fresh look through a legal lens at school safety. The guide identifies key areas of concern that have emerged as looming issues including student mental health, crisis management, working with law enforcement and legal liability.

Fostering Safer Schools

Fostering School Safety offers school board members legal guidance to help school boards find best practices for their districts. The guide covers policies and programs that promote safe learning environments and ideas on how to collaborate with local law enforcement officials to assess threats. The guide also provides districts with direction on school safety planning and how to understand liability risks and insurance options.


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.


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