Security

4/26/2013

4/26/2013
The district may soon provide a service to allow people to sound the alarm if they witness illegal or inappropriate activity in the school district. Last night the school board unanimously voted to set up an anonymous “fraud hotline” to detect and deter fraudulent activity. The move comes in the wake of a town-wide scandal involving a school insurance broker who bribed the former township mayor.

4/25/2013

4/25/2013
Since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the town has paid thousands of dollars in overtime to put more police officers in schools.

4/18/2013

4/18/2013
Those guidelines, which are still a work in progress, would in some cases replace expulsions and arrests with two intertwined behavior intervention programs, one of which involves a last-chance sit-down with a local juvenile court judge.

4/4/2013

4/4/2013
Officials from Naperville North and Central high schools say marijuana use has become "rampant," and they would like to be more proactive.

4/3/2013

4/3/2013
The National Rifle Association's National School Shield project released a series of recommendations Tuesday it says will help keep schools safer, including a training program for teachers and other school staff who want to carry a firearm.

4/1/2013

4/1/2013
More reports of rape and bullying, including at Torrington High School in Connecticut and Southern Columbia Area High School in Pennsylvania, show that the rape culture starts at a young age.
4/1/2013
What is lost in the debate over how to protect our most vulnerable students is the need to keep security and education separate and distinct.

3/28/2013

3/28/2013
The Kansas Senate is preparing to take final action on a bill expanding the number of public buildings where concealed weapons are allowed and letting public school and college employees carry concealed firearms.
3/28/2013
The budget represents recommendations from the district's superintendent, J. Alvin Wilbanks. March 26 was the first day citizens heard about the budget during area school board meetings.

3/27/2013

3/27/2013
Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS) offers several different technologies to help schools and parents ensure compliance and increase school safety.

3/21/2013

3/21/2013
New security measures adopted after the Connecticut school shooting are expected to be in place at all of the Newton’s elementary and middle schools by the end of April.
3/21/2013
The new rules, which cover 8,000 students in 17 elementary schools in St. Mary's County, also forbid siblings from visiting during school hours, even if they are with a parent.

3/20/2013

3/20/2013
Carnegie Mellon University and one of the government’s top spy agencies want to interest high school students in a game of computer hacking. Their goal with “Toaster Wars” is to cultivate the nation’s next generation of cyber warriors in offensive and defensive strategies. The free, online “high school hacking competition,” open to grades 6-12, is scheduled to run from April 26 to May 6.
3/20/2013
For the third time in less than a week, a middle school in Fremont on Monday received a threatening phone call, police said.

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