Site Assessments

Read: Conducting Site Assessments for Students with Disabilities

Conducting Site Assessments for Students with Disabilities

Access or functional needs (AFN) site assessments should cover landscaping, architecture and security, as well as indicators of how well people appreciate, support and communicate with each other, and how functional the school is as a center of teaching and learning.

Read: D’oh! Don’t Make These 10 Ridiculous Campus Security Mistakes

D’oh! Don’t Make These 10 Ridiculous Campus Security Mistakes

These pictures, taken by security consultants, are perfect examples of security mistakes that could put your campus at serious risk.

Read: Creating Emergency Plans for Students with Disabilities

Creating Emergency Plans for Students with Disabilities

School crisis planning is challenging, but particularly so for individuals with disabilities. Here’s how you can start making improvements.

Read: How SAVI Can Help Schools and Universities Improve Security

How SAVI Can Help Schools and Universities Improve Security

Here’s an overview of NAPCO’s SAVI, a self-auditing tool that schools and universities can use to evaluate their safety and security needs.

Read: The Risky Business of DIY Security: There Is a Better Way

The Risky Business of DIY Security: There Is a Better Way

A serious pitfall of Do-It-Yourself campus security is the temptation to tackle a project that should be entrusted to professionals.

Read: Why You Should be Using Red Teams to Enhance Hospital Security

Why You Should be Using Red Teams to Enhance Hospital Security

Red Teams can evaluate campus protection measures and challenge your assumptions about how secure your hospital is against the threats posed by criminals, terrorists and others.

Read: Safe Havens to Conduct Security Assessment of Broward County Schools

Safe Havens to Conduct Security Assessment of Broward County Schools

The assessments will be done in two phases, including a physical assessment of each school and an assessment of each school’s safety operations.

Read: Sage Advice from a School Security Veteran

Sage Advice from a School Security Veteran

Former Houston ISD security manager Byron Thurmond encourages campuses to see challenges as opportunities.

There Is No Such Thing as Plausible Deniability in School Safety

Just because you don’t know about a threat doesn’t mean you aren’t liable for it.

Read: In Search of a Repeatable, Affordable School Security Model

In Search of a Repeatable, Affordable School Security Model

One North Carolina elementary school demonstrates how risk assessments, technology and policies can be implemented in a cost-effective way to improve safety. Could this model apply to your K-12 campus?

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