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As a founder of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools, SIA is active in promulgating best practices for K-12 public schools. SIA also supports the Congressional School Safety Caucus and advocates for more federal funding in support of school security initiatives and related matters.

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The Details on New Federal School Security Grants

Congress has provided significant New funding for school security. Here’s what it means for the security industry. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 included legislation known as the STOP School Violence Act, representing the primary Congressional response so far to the tragic attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, and authorizing nearly $1…

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Security Industry Association Applauds Funding of School Safety Grants Program

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President’s signing of Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 provides $25 million immediately, and $33 million annually. Silver Spring, Maryland (March 23, 2018) – President Donald Trump today signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 which among other provisions would reauthorize and restore funding for school safety grants administered by the U.S. Department of…

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Parents, Educators, Emergency Preparedness Groups Release Statement on House Passage of “STOP School Violence Act of 2018”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – MARCH 14, 2018 – A diverse group of parents, educators, emergency preparedness and industry groups released the following statement on this week’s passage of H.R. 4909, the “STOP School Violence Act of 2018,” by the U.S. House of Representatives: “We applaud Congress’ efforts to address the important issue of school and student…

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SIA Supports Senate’s STOP School Violence Act

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Silver Spring, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) strongly supports S. 2495, the Students, Teachers and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, introduced Monday by a bipartisan coalition of 25 U.S. senators led by Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. The legislation would fund school security improvements and invest in prevention programs…

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School Security Resources from Security Industry Association
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How SIA Works to Enhance School Security

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Approximately 50 million students attend 100,000 public schools in the United States. These schools are where young minds are sharpened and where tomorrow’s leaders are forged, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) is dedicated to working to enhance the safety and security of the students, staff and faculty at these learning environments. In the wake…

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The Security Buzz: February 16, 2018

Florida’s governor and lawmakers joined together in a call for change to prevent future tragedy after the recent school shooting. The incoming Senate president is proposing $100 million for mental health programs for schools and more to harden them against attacks. SIA supports efforts to improve the safety and security of U.S. K-12 schools. To learn…

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First-Ever School Security Construction Cost Estimates Rely on PASS Guidelines

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SIA and National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) developed PASS to produce guidelines for school security measures in K-12 schools. Silver Spring, Md. —The Secure Schools Alliance recently created the first-ever school security construction cost estimates, and to do so, it relied upon school security and safety guidelines produced by the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools…

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