School Security Budget Cuts: Education Dept Report Reveals Major Setbacks

Posted by on August 17, 2010

Federal, state, and local school safety budget cuts are having a dramatic effect on school safety and security programs, according to a federal report by the U.S. Department of Education published in July, 2010.

“The elimination of several significant funding sources (e.g., Title IV, Safe and Drug‐Free Schools) from both national and local budgets has also resulted in the elimination of entire programs that provided a framework for school safety and prevention efforts,” according to the report produced by The Center for School Preparedness of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

For an in-depth look, go to Keeping Schools Safe During Tight Budget Times where you’ll find:

  • School Safety Gets the Ax: District Administration Magazine Special Report article by Kurt Eisele-Dyrli on the U.S. Department of Education’s school safety budget cut report.
  • Keeping Schools Safe During Tight Budget Times:  District Administration Magazine Special Report authored by Ken Trump addressing “The Perfect Storm” of school safety budget cuts which can lead to a major event, free tips of strengthening school safety communications, low-cost and no-cost school safety strategies, and more.
  • The original U.S. Department of Education report entitled, “Issue-Specific Report on School Security Budget Cuts” June 2010.

How are school safety budget cuts effecting your school?

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