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Safe and Sound Schools Releases State of School Safety Report

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Safe and Sound Schools – a national resource for school safety established following the Sandy Hook tragedy – marked its fifth anniversary by issuing the State of School Safety Report for 2018. This first-ever report highlights perceptions of school safety among parents, middle- and high school students, educators and the public and explores topics like…

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Security Industry Association Supports Michigan Legislation to Bolster School Security Safeguards

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MI HB 5828 and HB 5830 recognize the importance of safe schools Silver Spring, MD (May 2, 2018) – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has expressed strong support for MI HB 5828 and HB5830, two bills designed to improve school security across the state of Michigan. In a letter to Michigan House of Representatives Committee…

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SIA Briefs State Legislators on Secure School Technology

On April 27, the Security Industry Association (SIA) – along with representatives of SIA members Axis Communications and Johnson Controls – briefed state legislators on tech solutions for school security as part of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 2018 Spring Task Force Summit.  Jake Parker, director of government relations at SIA, moderated two panel…

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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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[The following blog post, originally published Feb. 21, 2018, has been updated following the May 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.] Approximately 50 million students attend 100,000 public schools in the United States. These schools are where young minds are sharpened and tomorrow’s leaders are forged, and the Security Industry Association (SIA)…

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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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SIA to Host Expert Panel on Securing America’s K-12 Schools with Congressional School Safety Caucus

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Rep. Susan Brooks, co-chair of the Congressional School Safety Caucus, to speak on school security initiatives. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA), in cooperation with the Congressional School Safety Caucus, will host a critically important panel discussion on “Securing America’s K-12 Schools” at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, HVC-201, at 12 p.m.…

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Littleton, Colo., Schools Show Power of Electronic Security Solutions

Guy Grace and colleagues observe a school security monitoring center last month at Littleton Public Schools in Colorado. While in Colorado recently, I had the opportunity to visit with Guy Grace, the director of security & emergency preparedness for Littleton Public Schools and a member of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) Steering Committee.…

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