Why PASS?

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.

Exploring School Security 20 Years After Columbine

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School is back in session, and in the 20 years after the tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, there have been many…

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5 Reasons Schools Should Avoid Classroom Barricade Devices

Following high-profile attacks on our nation’s schools, it’s instinctive to want to do everything possible that could protect students and teachers from being in the…

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What Works in Active Threat Incidents: Best Practices for the K-12 Environment

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Updated July 25, 2019 As a school security professional for more than 30 years, I have responded to many kinds of emergencies and situations. School…

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Our Partners

Our partners include stakeholders throughout the education, public safety and industry sectors that share our vision for improving school safety.

Our Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools

The most comprehensive information available on best practices specifically for securing school facilities.

Upon completing the form below, you will receive an email from PASS allowing you to download the Guidelines document and the Checklist document. You will also receive future updates on the PASS Guidelines.