Safety and Security--PK-12

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Designing Safe Facilities Presents the observations of Judy Marks, Kenneth Trump, Larry Borland, and Tod Schneider regarding school security, with particular regard to heightened concerns since the 1999 Columbine and 2007... 08/31/2011
Designing Safe Schools. Incorporating the principles and practices of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) in the design and remodeling of schools can contribute to the safety of the school while reducing... 12/31/2001
Designing Safe Schools. Explores facility design techniques that schools can use to enhance security in the absence of built-in security systems. Highlights security design concepts, including those involving site... 06/30/2001
Designing Safer Communities: A Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Handbook . Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) involves police officers, residents, local planners, and members of other local agencies in designing a physical environment that reduces the... 12/31/1996
Designing Safer Schools Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is being used in schools and communities to improve the management of human space. Outlines CPTED concepts and strategies to implement crime... 09/30/1990
Designing Safer Schools: Environmental Design Makes the Grade. Reviews elements of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) for schools, detailing considerations for site, building, and interior design, as well as security systems and equipment... 01/31/2008
Designing School Safe Rooms. Creating safe havens in schools to protect against tornadoes can greatly aid communities while not blowing the budget if they are designed efficiently and early in the process. Discusses design... 06/30/2011
Designing Schools with Fire/Life Safety Needs in Mind. Describes multi-criteria fire detectors, which use a combination of ionization, photoelectric, and thermal sensing to help ensure accurate fire detection. 10/31/2004
Designing with Traffic Safety in Mind. Proves an example of how one county public school system was able to minimize traffic accidents and increase safety around its schools. Illustrations are provided of safer bus loading zones,... 03/31/1998
Designs on Security. Discusses design options that can bring about a more secure education environment while helping staff to better supervise students and reduce outside interruptions that can disrupt the learning... 03/31/1999
Detecting Crime. Describes how electronic alarm systems can enhance school security by offering constant protection. Discusses the two types of electronic security systems available–hardwire and wireless–the best... 11/30/1996
Developing a Security Profile. Examines the questions schools should address when re-evaluating how to protect people, property, and assets. Questions addressed include where and how to begin to improve security in a school,... 11/30/1999
Different TV Reality. Discusses the proactive use of video surveillance made possible through digitization. Real-time sharing with law enforcement, camera placement, open communication about the surveillance policy,... 04/30/2007
Digital Imaging for Safe Schools. Offers step-by-step instructions that detail the process for creating a simple, cost effective method for capturing three-dimensional images on CD for use during a critical incident on school... 12/31/1999
Disaster Preparedness for Existing School Structures. Discusses exceptions in California's seismic codes that allow existing schools to evade thorough seismic retrofitting and the controversy around the situation. Also discussed is a similar... 04/30/2011
District of Columbia Public Schools Safety Manual. Describes the District of Columbia Public Schools' Safety and Health Program, as applicable to the employees of both DCPS Facilities and its contractors, performing construction, renovation,... 06/03/2001
Districts Rethink Availability of Data on School Security. Reports on reactions to the detention of a man in Iraq who possessed computer disks containing information about crisis planning, emergency procedures, and possibly even floor plans of schools. The... 10/19/2004
Does It Look Safe to You? Addresses key concepts of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) for higher education campuses. Natural access control, surveillance, fencing, territorial reinforcement, landscaping,... 06/30/2011
Don't Drop the Ball When it Comes to Event Security. Advises on security for campus events, including identification of assets in need of protection, identification of threats, rating the impact that loss might have, and determination of cost-benefit... 10/31/2007
Door Hardware: Code Considerations. Reviews highlights of major codes regarding door hardware, with particular attention to maintaining both fire safety and security, as well as compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. 05/31/2011
Door Hardware: Specifying for Security. Advances in new-generation locks, handles, hinges, and operators help managers enhance the security and safety of occupants and operations. Among the key features managers must look for in specifying... 10/31/2005
Door Locking Options for Schools. Explains the building and fire code requirements governing doors in schools, discusses existing door locking options, and describes the varied and sometimes conflicting safety- and security-related... 12/31/2008
Draft Regulations for the Comprehensive Public School Building Safety Program. Amendment to Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. [New York] The New York State Department of Education provides the amendments to regulations of the Commissioner of Education concerning the Comprehensive Public School Building Safety Program effective May 7,... 12/31/1997
Earthquake Safety and Sidewalk Survey Scores in Clackamas County Schools, Clackamas County, Oregon. Estimates through sidewalk surveys and walk-throughs that about half of the County's K-12 schools may be in need of further seismic study and potential upgrades. The surveys do not account for... 12/31/2003
Earthquakes and Schools. Discusses earthquake basics, preparing a school for an earthquake, reducing nonstructural hazards, and seismic upgrading. A mitigation checklist is provided, as well as appendices on nonstructural... 09/30/2008

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