The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) will release its K-12 security guidelines at ISC West on April 16th at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. The announcement is scheduled for 9:15 am in Room 310.
PASS is a volunteer alliance among the Security Industry Association (SIA), the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) and industry professionals. The PASS K-12 team was formed for a singular purpose – to provide school administrators, School Boards, Public Safety and security professionals with guidelines for a tiered approach to securing schools. These guidelines are the first of their kind in the education industry.
Scott Lord of All Systems, and steering committee director of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), likens the effort to enhance school security to the move decades ago to establish fire prevention, alarm and suppression standards for schools.
“It’s been over 50 years since a child has died in a fire in a school. NFPA codes have been so effective that a school fire really isn’t something that students, staff or parents worry about. We need to get school security to the same place.”
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