Funding

Read: Court: Michigan Private Schools Can Use Tax Dollars for Safety

Court: Michigan Private Schools Can Use Tax Dollars for Safety

The three-to-three decision upheld the findings of a lower court.

Read: Fall 2020 College Enrollment Drops Significantly for 1st-Year Students

Fall 2020 College Enrollment Drops Significantly for 1st-Year Students

The number of 2020 high school graduates who enrolled in college for Fall 2020 was down by nearly 22%.

Read: Study: Pandemic Is Accelerating Physical Security Upgrades

Study: Pandemic Is Accelerating Physical Security Upgrades

Physical security budgets are being driven by the coronavirus pandemic and are expected to increase next year.

Read: Virginia Awards $12M in School Security Equipment Grants

Virginia Awards $12M in School Security Equipment Grants

The grants will pay for security cameras, communications, visitor IDs, access control and mass notification systems, as well as other security upgrades.

Read: U.S. DOJ Announces COPS School Security Grant Winners

U.S. DOJ Announces COPS School Security Grant Winners

Nearly $50 million in school safety funding was awarded through its School Violence Prevention Program.

Read: Americans Want Increased Security at Public Venues, According to New Study

Americans Want Increased Security at Public Venues, According to New Study

Researchers found that terrorism countermeasures actually resulted in higher attendance at public venues such as stadiums, arenas and convention centers.

Read: Chicago Schools to Cut SRO Budget by More than Half

Chicago Schools to Cut SRO Budget by More than Half

Additionally, major reforms are being implemented in the hiring and training of SROs.

Read: NY Governor Announces $94M for School Tech, Security Upgrades

NY Governor Announces $94M for School Tech, Security Upgrades

The funding is part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act — a sweeping education technology initiative approved by the voters.

Read: For a New Policing Model, Look to Small Campus Public Safety Departments

For a New Policing Model, Look to Small Campus Public Safety Departments

Traditional law enforcement agencies should consider adopting many of the public safety approaches that work on college campuses.

Read: Should Campuses Defund the Police?

Should Campuses Defund the Police?

George Floyd’s death has prompted calls for campuses to “defund the police” and/or sever ties with local law enforcement, but are those moves knee-jerk reactions that will backfire?

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