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NASSP Statement on Final Report of Federal Commission on School Safety

Reston, VA –NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti issued the following statement on the final report of the Federal Commission on School Safety: It is puzzling that the Federal Commission on School Safety would spend seven months and untold tax dollars on rediscovering well-known school safety strategies, in part a subset of the more comprehensive Framework […]

School Safety Part II: Stakeholders Weigh In

For our September issue, we convened a roundtable of principals and administrators who had dealt with active shooters on their campuses and in their communities. In this issue, we sought the input of additional stakeholders who are actively involved in school safety. Our roundtable, held in June, included Carl Fetcko, Canonsburg Police Department school resource […]

NASSP Leads the Discussion About School Safety and Advocacy Efforts

School leaders impacted by gun violence gathered to share valuable insights and support Reston, VA – NASSP is leading the discussion about school safety and effective legislation by launching the new NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center; issuing position statements on key education topics; hosting congressional briefings; meeting with members of Congress; and amplifying the voices of […]

School Safety: A Principal Concern

At Pottsgrove Middle School, which sits alone on a hill outside the small town of Pottstown, PA, about an hour northwest of Philadelphia, students had settled into their routine on a bitterly cold December morning six years ago. Then, suddenly, some students started to pass out. By the time Principal William Ziegler was debriefing with […]

Nation’s Principals Respond to Trump School Safety Proposal

Reston, VA – NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s school safety proposal: While we appreciate that the Trump administration has continued to search for school safety solutions in the wake of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, their proposal to arm teachers and other school personnel […]

Activity 6: Evaluating Your School Safety Plan

Activity Guide Note: Because of the comprehensive nature of this activity, it cannot be completed in one small block of time. You will be reviewing your school safety plan in several iterations, so prepare to spend a total of three to four hours to complete all of the reviews and simulations in this activity. If […]

School Safety: The Role of the Secondary School Principal

In the aftermath of tragic school shootings-from Columbine to Sandy Hook-school safety remains a primary 
concern for all community leaders, including secondary school principals. For Principal Leadership‘s first roundtable discussion, we convened a distinguished group of thought leaders representing influential groups involved in school safety issues, including Mo Canady, executive director of the National Association […]

Maximizing School Safety in Troubled Times

Examine school building design to help prevent security problems While school shootings capture national headlines for a few days of the year when events are freshest and public outcry is strongest, protecting students from school shootings, bullying, and violence is a concern of school administrators, staff, students, and parents each and every day of the year. Unthinkable […]

Personalization, Not Equipment, Is Key to School Safety

NASSP statement on the National Center for Education Statistics Public School Safety and Discipline report NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti issued the following statement on the report Public School Safety and Discipline: 2013–14, released today by the National Center for Education Statistics. Student safety is the primary concern for all school leaders, and it is […]

Activity 1: A Comprehensive Framework for Safety and Security in Schools

Activity Guide Safety and security in today’s schools encompasses a broad variety of factors that contribute to well-being and learning. NASSP has collaborated with five organizations to provide you with a framework for school safety as well as for increasing social and academic support for your children and youth. “Efforts to improve school climate, safety, […]