The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) offers the most comprehensive information available on best practices specifically for securing school facilities, vetted extensively by experts across the education, public safety and industry sectors.

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PASS School Safety and Security Guidelines

The information, tools and insight needed to implement a tiered approach to securing and enhancing the safety of school environments based on individual needs, nationwide best practices and effective utilization of available resources.

Combating Cyberattacks Against K-12 Schools

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Cyberattacks against K-12 schools progressively put our children at risk. In September 2022, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school system in the country, fell victim to ransomware on its IT systems.

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Lauren Reese: A Survivor’s Perspective on School Safety

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Lauren Reese knows firsthand the emotional and psychological scars that linger long after a tragic school shooting. Her story heightens the importance of mental health support and the critical need for effective school safety measures.

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Safe Schools Week: Prioritizing K-12 School Safety and Security

Safe Schools Week: Prioritizing K-12 School Safety and Security

October 15th to 21st is America’s Safe Schools Week, when schools and a nationwide focus on K-12 school safety and security. PASS has always been dedicated to this cause. However, this observance week reminds us that it’s a shared responsibility and effort to ensure that schools are safe and provide a conducive learning environment. 

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To grow the work that PASS has been doing to make schools safer and more secure, we need the support of companies and organizations like yours. Our partners include stakeholders throughout the education, public safety and industry sectors that share our vision for improving school safety.

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When it comes to keeping our kids safe, we all have a role to play. School safety has become everyone’s responsibility. The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) is a mission-driven, research-based, non-political place for individuals to get involved in one of the most pressing issues of our time.