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PASS In The News: AP News – School shootings prompt more states to fund digital maps for first responders

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | March 8, 2024

The PASS Guidelines are featured in an article about lockdown strategies in the latest issue of Campus Security Today magazine.

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Security Management: A Look at K-12 Security Layers and Emergency Preparedness

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | March 1, 2024

The PASS Guidelines are featured in an article about lockdown strategies in the latest issue of Campus Security Today magazine.

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A Guide to Effective Lockdown Drills for K-12 Schools

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | February 16, 2024

Although lockdown drills have become the norm in the U.S., with over 40 states mandating them, there’s no federal guidance on how to conduct them. Learn more about the most effective ways to conduct lockdown drills in your school and common mistakes to avoid.

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Wesco’s Commitment to Safer Schools: A PASS Partner Spotlight

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | February 12, 2024

Partnerships have proven to be instrumental in our collective efforts. Wesco’s deep expertise in security solutions made its partnership with PASS a natural fit. In this PASS Partner Spotlight, learn more about the company and its commitment to serving our schools.

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Combating Cyberattacks Against K-12 Schools

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | November 15, 2023
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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

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | October 30, 2023

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

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | October 13, 2023

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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Campus Security Today: PASS Guidelines Featured in Latest Issue

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | September 13, 2023

The PASS Guidelines are featured in an article about lockdown strategies in the latest issue of Campus Security Today magazine.

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PASS in MASS: How Massachusetts Schools Embrace the PASS Guidelines

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | September 6, 2023

Massachusetts schools and public safety associations are making strides in embracing the PASS Guidelines. Learn more about how from Tom LeBlanc, executive director of the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) and a member of the PASS Outreach Committee.

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School Safety Legislation: A Call for Safer Learning Environments

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | August 24, 2023

In the aftermath of tragedies on school campuses throughout the country comes a sense of urgency to act. The first step is to improve school safety and security practices such as access control and video security; the next is to pass school safety legislation.

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