In today's climate, K-12 agencies are challenged with an evolving and complex set of threats, hazards, and security challenges. Targeted school violence remains an ongoing problem across the United States, with tragedies affecting agencies and impacting the health and safety of our youth.
K-12 agencies often face this challenge with limited resources and expertise. The nature of the risks can also vary dramatically based on a school's geographic setting and individual campus characteristics. K-12 agencies must balance teaching, learning, student safety, and school operations, which creates a complex environment and a long list of priorities.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and many other government agencies have joined forces in an effort to provide resources that enhance school safety and security. The DHS has created a one stop access point to information on a wide range of very timely topics such as emergency planning, physical security, threat assessment and reporting, and mental health. Through the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) site on School Safety and Security, K-12 agencies can learn how to prioritize school safety actions, find useful resources, connect with school safety organizations, and develop school safety plans.
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