School Safety Concerns
Top 3 School Safety Concerns
School safety and security still remains at the forefront of conversations in America, and rightly so. But is enough being done to make students safe?
According to a recent report published by Michelle Gay, co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, the top 3 School safety and security concerns by parents, students, educators, and the community are
- Active Shooter
- Mental Health Emergencies
Educators, safety officials, and community members cited mental health emergencies as their top concern. However, parents and students were most worried about active shooters, putting them atop the list.
That may be why parents prioritized security measures when discussing ways to budget future spending. Educators placed it at #3 on their list, behind mental health experts (#1) and social and emotional learning (#2).
Most soberingly, it’s students who seem to be bearing the weight of that daily concerns. When asked if they feel like their school has a false sense of security, the majority of students said yes. Only 44 percent of educators said the same, nearly tied with those who were unsure.
For more information, view the full ‘State of School Safety’ Report 2019.
This is our fight too
As a company, CIH takes this issue to heart. Testifying before the Indiana Senate in favor of a new bill that would give educators more resources towards safety and security measures. Hosting government officials in our facilities and showcasing solutions that are available for proper school safety and security. Serving as ambassadors in the Lock Don’t block movement.
CIH provides expertise to school leadership to modernize and maintain their security measures. We can help you understand all of the tools available to keep your students safe and secure. We study the latest trends, best practices, and the newest technology so that you know your students are well protected.
But don’t take our word for it. Take it from our school partners, which are comprised of more than 90 school districts and over 350 schools, including the Safest School in America.
CIH has helped Irvington Community Schools with maintenance and ongoing security needs. They are dependable to get the job right.
CIH has helped our company be successful by the vast inventory that they carry. They have provided support for not just the routine work orders, but more importantly for emergency work orders as well.
At CIH, we also want to be a resource for your campuses. We have partnered with and sponsored an upcoming workshop hosted by PASS (Partner Alliance for Safer Schools) in conjunction with DHI and CSI. Join us for this workshop free of charge featuring Mark Williams, Vice-Chair for PASS, designed to provide you with information, tools, and insight needed to implement a layered approach to securing and enhancing your school environments
The workshop will be held Thursday, November 21st from 3:00-5:00 pm. Attendee registration starts at 2:15. There is no cost to attend, but you must pre-register by 11-18. More information can be found on the registration page.
There is also a DHI/CSI joint meeting to be held on the evening of the 21st, after the workshop. Both the workshop and the evening presentation are eligible for AIA learning units, for those interested.
Furthermore, By staying up to date with the latest researches, news releases, and bills passing, we provide you with a summary of what you need to know in our blogs. We will also provide you with the original links to important documents so that you can further your understanding.
Here are additional reputable resources on school safety and security:
A School Safety Solution That is Right For You
Q&A with CIH President and CEO Ron Couch, AHC, FDAI and more safety & security tips!
Campus Safety, Security and Convenience
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