Safety and Security--PK-12

Title Abstract Publication Date
Education and Expansion: Model School District Policies for Protection of Staff and Students During School Construction. This contains recommendations for school districts on maintenance of good indoor air quality and a safe learning environment during school construction. Lists elements to be included in a safety... 05/29/2005
Educational Facilities Disaster and Crisis Management Guidebook. [Florida] Provides direction for disaster preparedness planning and management in a variety of disasters affecting school districts and community colleges. The book is intended for facility managers, and is... 01/01/2007
Effective Police Communication. Discusses the importance of effective communication of campus police and the perception it creates among students, faculty, staff, and others. 02/28/2001
Effectively Managing Visitors. Advises on managing school visitors with mandatory identification check, sign-in by a staff member, sign-out, and use of visitor badges. Features of visitor management software are highlighted, as... 09/30/2009
Effects of School Safety and School Characteristics on Grade 8 Achievement: A Multilevel Analysis. Reports on a statewide study that examined the extent to which a safe school influences individual student achievement. The study used a two-level hierarchical model that included student... 03/31/1999
Election Day Voting and School Security Issues This describes reasonable safety and security measures that school and community officials can take to make their schools available for election day voting, while maintaining the safety and security... 08/31/2004
Elements of Campus Security Design Guidelines. Presents a summary of principle security-related issues that should be addressed in a campus design manual. The document details each category of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED... 07/24/2005
Emergency Power: The ABCs of UPS. Describes three types of passive standby uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and advises on selection, proper sizing, and maintenance of UPS units. 03/31/2008
Emerging Trends: Technology Can Address Evolving Security Needs on Campus. Discusses emerging educational security technology, including advances in intelligent video analytics, mass notification systems, and building perimeter control. 12/31/2008
Equating School and Safety. Briefly reviews recent facility design approaches to improve school safety, organizing them as soft or hard, depending on the degree of prominence of the feature within the fabric of the structure.... 12/31/2008
Existing School Door Hardware Puts Teachers at Risk During Emergencies. Provides a brief history of classroom door locking mechanisms (locksets) and recommends dual cylinder, ANSI F88 locksets for classroom use. F88 locksets allow doors to be locked from either side to... 02/29/2000
Eye Can See for Miles and Miles. Describes how a New Hampshire school system eliminated internal school vandalism and bomb threats, and reduced the number of false alarms, by using video security software (WebEyeAlert security... 01/31/2002
Eye on You. Advises on video surveillance for schools, discussing matching of equipment to the need, legal considerations of surveillance, resolution, frame rate, effective and immediate use of information that... 09/30/2008
Eyes and Ears. Discusses techniques for improving school security, including card access control, security assessments, and weapons control. Human observation is particularly emphasized. 04/30/2008
Eyes Wide Open. Safeguarding Schools Takes Smart, Practical and Proactive Approach Provides examples of school districts where safety is made easier and more affordable by extending the utility of the district's network with IP surveillance cameras, storage and switches. 06/30/2012
Facility Inspection Tool Guidebook. Assists with school facility inspections, with particular attention to the California Office of Public School Construction's Facility Inspection Tool(FIT). After an overview of health and safety... 12/31/2007
Federal Dollars, School Security. Reviews the federal government's Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) program, which makes grants to enhance safety and security in schools. Typical grant amounts, along with... 02/29/2008
Fighting Crime by Design. Shows how schools can include features and equipment in their facilities that deter vandalism and unauthorized entry. Pros and cons for lighting vacant campuses after dark are highlighted. 04/30/2001
Filtration and Building Security. Summarizes the use of a building's HVAC system as a barrier to protect the occupants from airborne environmental hazards. HEPA filtration, HEGA air cleaning, prefiltration, monitoring, air... 03/31/2005
Findings and Recommendations on the Use of Non-Field Act Compliant Buildings for Public Schools. Presents findings of the California Seismic Safety Commission indicating that the Division of the State Architect (DSA) can develop a regulatory process that will allow the State Architect to... 11/30/2002
Five Critical Door Closer Solutions. Discusses five critical issues when considering door closers: durability, ADA accessibility, safety, security, and design. 08/31/2008
Five Lessons Learned from the Platte Canyon School Schooting. Summarizes five lessons learned, as identified by local authorities after this shooting, including principles of design for traffic control and crime prevention through environmental design. 10/31/2007
Five Steps to Successful Security Upgrades. Describes a coordinated approach to campus security upgrades, with a multi-disciplinary group in charge of changes, careful budgeting, thorough training of students and staff on new security... 08/31/2008
Five Tips for Writing Effective RFPs. Advises on writing a request for proposal (RFP) for campus electronic security. Hiring a consultant, limiting the number of bidders by pre-qualifying, weighing input from manufacturers, and... 08/31/2008
Florida Safe School Design Guidelines. These guidelines begin with the assumption that proper design and management of the physical environment can help prevent criminal behavior on campuses. The manual considers design and maintenance... 12/31/2002