Dept of Justice: 10 Essential Actions for Student Safety

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released Ten Essential Actions to Improve Student Safety, aimed at preventing and mitigating violence on school campuses. In this post, we sum up those 10 actions, linking to the full report and other resources below. The 10 essential actions are as follow: Comprehensive school safety…

Clery Act Clarifies: Timely Warning or Emergency Notification?

Clery Act Clarifies: Timely Warning or Emergency Notification?

What’s the difference between a timely warning and an emergency notification? For schools, that distinction could mean the difference between compliance and violation of Clery Act requirements, or worse: unnecessary risks to students. As with macaroons and macarons, the similar-yet-distinct meanings are also a frequent source of confusion the Clery Center recently covered in its…

IBJ: Layered Solutions ties schools’ systems together to boost safety

Indianapolis Business Journal, 08/17/2018: “A Carmel-based company is helping schools and other industries streamline and enhance their mass-notification and emergency-management systems with products that could make it easier and faster to communicate in a crisis. Layered Solutions Inc., founded by president and owner Jerry Geis in 2015, upgrades a client’s existing infrastructure—public address systems, computers,…

School Policing Association Announces Standards for Armed Officers in Schools

  In a meeting with the Federal Commission on School Safety, Mo Canady, executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), recently unveiled recommended standards for school resource officer programs. (Think armed officers trained specifically for the school environment.) NASRO defines a school resource officer (SRO) as a “sworn, certified law enforcement…

2018 Safety, Fire Code Changes Affecting Colleges and Universities

2018 Safety, Fire Code Changes Affecting Colleges and Universities

Looking to build on your college or university campus? Fire and safety codes are changing, as they often do, to keep up with evolving threats. For colleges and universities, that means you’re now required to conduct risk analyses for certain new buildings. We’re talking about 2018 changes to the International Building and Fire codes, and…