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Exploring School Security 20 Years After Columbine

By Kara Klein | September 20, 2019
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Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) Chairman Guy Grace, who serves as director of security and emergency planning at Littleton Public Schools, was featured in Mediaplanet’s September 2019 School Readiness campaign sharing key school security and safety lessons we have learned since Columbine.

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5 Reasons Schools Should Avoid Classroom Barricade Devices

By Mark Williams | September 9, 2019

Most K-12 security experts and school safety organizations – including the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) – oppose the use of “barricade devices,” also known as “door blockers” or “secondary locking devices,” for five critical reasons.

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

By Guy Grace, Chairman, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | March 14, 2019

Explore observations on what worked well and some of the shortcomings evident during active threat incidents, along with best practice recommendations that align with the PASS Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools.

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PASS Guidelines Recognized by State, Federal School Safety Commissions

By Mark Williams | March 8, 2019

The PASS Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools have been recognized by policymakers and subject matter experts at the state and federal levels.

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Partner Alliance for Safer Schools Releases New Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools

By Kara Klein | December 5, 2018
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The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the fourth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools, which provides school administrators, school boards and public safety and security professionals with guidelines for implementing a layered and tiered approach to securing and enhancing the safety of school environments.

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