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.

How to Work with Schools to Integrate PASS Guidelines

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“What we’re doing is changing a culture, changing a dynamic within schools.”— Scott Lord Meet Scott Lord, a self-proclaimed “code junky” and life safety integrator…

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What Fire Safety Reform Can Teach Us

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The Our Lady of the Angels school fire of 1958 inspired fire safety reform in schools nationwide. What other reforms could enhance school safety and security today?

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Partner Alliance for Safer Schools Releases 2020 Update to Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools

Fifth-Edition Guidelines Expanded to Address Evolving Security Challenges Facing Today’s Schools The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the fifth edition of its Safety and Security…

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