School Safety

G.G. v. GCSB, No. 16-1733 (4th Cir. Jul.6, 2016)

GCSB emergency motion to stay enforcement of the district’s court order granting G.G.’s motion for a preliminary injunction allowing G.G. to use the boys’ restroom at school.

G.G. v. GCSB, No. 16-1733 (4th Cir. filed Jul. 4, 2016)

Fourth Circuit panel, in a 2-1 split, denied GCSB’s emergency motion seeking to stay enforcement of the district court’s preliminary injunction pending GCSB interlocutory appeal to the Fourth Circuit of the district court’s issuance of the preliminary injunction.  

Berger v. U.S. Dep't of Justice/North Carolinans for Privacy

Order denying Berger’s motion to consolidate suit with McCrory v. United States denied. Court sua sponte transferred case to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Electronic School: Security Goes High-Tech

High-Tech Security

Technology offers solutions to security dilemmas

Glenn Cook

Technology and security are inextricably linked in K-12 schools. From dealing with crisis situations to safeguarding student and staff data, how you use the tools at your disposal is critical.

Public Advocacy: Bully Pulpit

Upset girl

How to communicate to your community about using 'student-centered learning'

Daniel Kaufman

When it comes to school safety issues, not all threats are external. Certainly one safety issue that affects every school and school district in the country to some degree is bullying and its modern form, cyberbullying.

Keep Schools Safe

Keeping schools safe

Planning plays a key role in preventing school violence

Scott Poland

Violence in school is a widely misunderstood issue that breeds contention and fear in educators, parents, and the community. School violence is rare: FBI data shows that students are far safer in schools than they are even at home.

Bomb Scare

Hoax or real danger? School leaders grapple with reactions to bomb threats

Del Stover

When school officials received a bomb threat at Massachusetts’ Medford High School in February, they leapt to action. Well-rehearsed protocols included an assessment of the threat’s credibility, a search of the building, and consultations with local law enforcement.

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

Order denying Gloucester County School Board's petition for rehearing en banc.

NSBA FAQs on Transgender Students in Schools

School boards and their communities are urged to use this guide as a balanced, objective resource in your conversations, and to support the mission of public schools to educate our nation’s children in safe learning environments. Version 10 (May 30, 2017)

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