Talking school safety is now upon us. Summer is almost over and the kids will soon be in the classrooms. According to Tampa Bay Newspaper, students and parents will see changes in school safety when they return. According to the article, Pinellas County Schools has made an extensive effort to maximize the safety and security of all schools including:
• This summer, a full physical assessment of every campus was conducted by school staff and local law enforcement
• Each school conducted a full review of their campus security plan over the summer
• The district placed an armed Security Officer or School Resource Officer at every school campus
• The district held training for all school leaders and staff members on active shooter scenarios and mental health awareness
• Implemented a refined processes for threat assessments
• Increased mental health services, including hiring additional counselors, social workers and psychologists
• Implemented age-appropriate training and education for students on school safety procedures
• Committed to active assailant drills on a regular basis
With these school safety procedures, our schools and kids should be safer in the classrooms. However, getting to and from school remains risky so in upcoming blog articles we will have refresher courses of the law regarding stopping for school buses and other school safety steps so Florida’s kids are safe this school year.
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