Safety and Security Assessment

Title Abstract Publication Date
2007 Security and Vulnerability Assessment Project. Reports on the positive and negative security aspects of the seven facilities in Connecticut's Madison Public Schools. Security assessment results for each school are provided, as are the scope... 10/31/2007
A Safe School and Threat Assessment Experience: Scenarious Exploring the Findings of the Safe School Initiative. Asssists school threat assessment teams, through the use of two hypothetical school- based scenarios, with advancing their skills in conducting a virtual threat assessment inquiry. The interactive... 10/31/2006
A Team Effort. Explains that school safety requires planning that includes everyone in the school assessing all safety issues, such as incidents of violence to students, teachers, and administration; vandalism; and... 08/31/1997
All-Hazards Campus Safety: From Tornadoes to Terrorism. Emphasizes the importance of a risk and vulnerability assessment before dramatic and expensive campus security measures are put in place. Four types of assessment tools are outlined, accompanied by... 10/31/2005
Architects Must Participate in School Safety and Security Audits. Discusses the advantages of architect participation in school safety audits, largely to enhance awareness of school architects as to how schools are used. 12/31/2007
Assessing Safety. Discusses the sequence of a school safety assessment, with the steps organized under four chronological task areas: policy analysis, critical infrastructure and asset identification, critical... 05/31/2005
Assessing School Security: Not an Either/Or Question. Discusses school security program assessment and strategies that try to strike a balance between security equipment and staffing needs. Also explored are where security equipment can save school... 12/31/1999
Assessing Your Security Needs. Advises on analyzing operations, evaluating facilities, staff training, and community outreach in the light of creating safer schools. 12/31/2006
Assessment Screening Inventory for Safe, Orderly & Caring Schools. [North Carolina] Data collecting forms are provided for conducting a public school safety assessment screening inventory for the school's physical, social, and cultural environment. Data sheets assess traffic... 12/31/1999
Auditing Schools for Safety. Explores the issues involved in conducting effective safety audits for educational facilities. Areas covered include auditing for site characteristics, access control, lighting, building exterior,... 12/31/1999
Building a Disaster-Resistant University. This guide is intended to support efforts by universities to reduce and manage their vulnerability to hazards. It includes a description of a disaster-resistant university; how to perform a risk... 07/31/2003
Building Condition Evaluation Manual. Provides checklists to enable a person of moderate training to make an accurate estimation of the structural, mechanical, and safety condition of a school buildings. The lists are divided into... 12/31/1996
Campus Safety Audit. Checklist for determining safety on campus in the areas of residence hall security, visitors, security patrols in residence halls, roommate conflicts, health services, campus security, and parental... 12/31/2006
Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association CSHEMA is dedicated to assisting the membership in advancing safety, health and environmental quality in higher education; it is the definitive resource on best practices for this area of planning....
Campus Shootings-Could Your School Be Next? How to Reduce and Prevent Weapons Violations and Assaults on Campus. Outlines concepts for reducing weapons violations and assaults including strict policies with diligent enforcement, screening of employees and proactive mental health services. 10/31/2003
CDW-G K-12: School Safety Index. Benchmarks the current status of public school district safety. Based on 14 elements of physical and cyber safety, the survey of 381 school district IT and security directors illustrates the... 06/24/2007
CDW-G School Safety Index 2008 Benchmarks the current status of public school district safety. The survey of 400 school district IT and security directors evaluates and assesses cyber and physical security, examines the impact of... 05/18/2008
CDW-G School Safety Index 2009. Provides a nationwide view of school safety issues from the perspective of more than 400 school district IT and security directors. The report reveals that while the number of security breaches... 05/17/2009
Checklist for a Safe and Secure School Environment. Offers a checklist with explanations for school safety policies and procedures, emergency preparedness plans, building and grounds assessment, and safety transportation needs. A list of 59 references... 04/30/1999
Comprehensive Safe Schools Plan Checklist. Offers a checklist for school safety that covers policies, proceders, constituent training, communication systems, facility attributes, traffic and transportation services, and crisis management... 12/31/2006
Creating and Maintaining Security on Campus. Describes the various components of an effective campus security program, including the master plan/needs assessment, law enforcement staffing, security technology, access control, closed circuit... 02/28/2002
Cutting Budgets in the Recession? Don't Cut Security. [Four Building Security Hotspots.] Advises against cutting security budgets during a recession. Re-evaluating systems for effectiveness and economical updates are suggested, while opening up the organization to liability should... 07/31/2009
Defining Risk. Discusses the steps of a campus risk assessment, beginning with determination of assets to be protected and the types of threats that the school may encounter. From that information, the... 11/30/2004
Design Guide for Improving School Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds. Provides design guidance for the protection of school buildings and their occupants against natural hazards, concentrating on K-12 facilities. The focus is on the design of new schools, but the... 12/31/2003
Duquesne Stands Strong After Campus Shooting. Describes this institution's response to a shooting by visiting teenagers, including effective communications and a review of campus safety measures. Additional crowd control for events, as well... 01/31/2007