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Balancing school board meeting security and school administrator safety with parental engagement and First Amendment rights

Posted by on October 7, 2021

A growing number of parents are frustrated and angry, in particular over school COVID-19 mask policies and hot topics such as discussions around “critical race theory” and school curriculum. Political dynamics from the federal level down to local school communities are exacerbating these tensions in some school communities.  What used to be routine, mundane school […]

Is the Next School Board Shooter Coming to Your Meeting?

Posted by on December 16, 2010

Economic problems. Mental health issues. Frustrations at a boiling point. Does this describe anyone in your school community?  Could they be the next person to walk through your school’s Administration Building doors or  into your next school board meeting? In a December 15, 2010, article entitled, “School board shooter in Florida had frustrated, turbulent life along […]

School Board Shooting Points to Administration Security Needs

Posted by on December 15, 2010

A shooting at a Bay District Schools’ board meeting in Florida on Tuesday illustrates the need for school boards and superintendents to include security and crisis planning measures at school administration buildings and support sites. Security is often neglected for school district central office buildings, board meetings, and other administrative sites.  Well-intended board members, superintendents, and […]