Department of Homeland Security hosts discussion on school securityScott Rothschild
The Department of Homeland Security held an initial roundtable discussion last week about the development of a federal clearinghouse to share best practices regarding school security.
The clearinghouse was a recommendation from the school safety commission to “assess, identify, and share best practices related to school security measures, technologies, and innovations.” These topics were recently the focus of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. With states like Florida implementing new data systems designed to prevent school violence, NSBA is urging members to be actively involved in state and local discussions about this topic, so that decision-makers fully understand the education, privacy, and safety issues that must be considered in this context.
KASB’s member-adopted policy supports revision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to address the 21st Century needs of students, school districts, parents, state education agencies, and federal education policies without compromising the protection of stakeholders.