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Working to the Left of X: How Schools Can Be Proactive in Safety and Security

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | January 22, 2022

Frank Kitzerow, president of the National Association of School and Campus Police Chiefs (NASCPC), talks about ways schools can strategize about worst-case scenarios.

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PASS Issues Statement on Classroom Door Barricade Devices

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | January 21, 2022
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In late 2021, the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) released a statement on classroom door barricade devices, which shares details on why using these devices provides a false perception of safety.

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How to Work with Schools to Integrate PASS Guidelines

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | December 30, 2021
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Meet Scott Lord, a self-proclaimed “code junky” and life safety integrator since 1999. Lord currently works as a solutions consultant for Electronic Consulting Company (ECC) and serves on the 730/731 technical committee for the National Fire Protection Association. He’s also one of PASS’s founding members and serves on the advisory council.

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What Fire Safety Reform Can Teach Us

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | December 6, 2021

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

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | October 19, 2020

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the fifth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools, which offers the most comprehensive information available on nationwide best practices specifically for securing school facilities, from subject matter experts across the education, public safety and industry sectors.

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PASS K-12 School Safety & Security Guidelines Endorsed by SchoolSafety.gov

By Kara Klein | February 13, 2020

SchoolSafety.gov – the newly launched school safety website from the U.S. departments of Education, Health & Human Services, Homeland Security and Justice – features the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) school security guidelines as a recommended resource for developing and implementing plans for physical security in schools.

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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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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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