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Report: Security and Preparedness in Tennessee Schools

Average Items Met 

Most of the school’s met or exceeded Tennessee’s standards on school security measures. The domains included:

Perimeter control: controlling access to a school campus

Vehicle control: limiting vehicle access

Access control: preventing unauthorized access to school, classrooms and sensitive areas

Visitor Management: screening and tracking visitors

Surveillance: monitoring and documenting school activity

Communications: communicating within the building as well as with first responders and families

Emergency Planning and Preparedness: developing and documenting processes and procedures

Training: conducting drills and training on security/response procedures

Personnel: identification and staffing of security-related positions

Data showed the greatest weaknesses were vehicle control, access control and surveillance.

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