How to Use the Checklist
The Checklist is best completed by the individual or individuals with highest familiarity with the school’s security practices. In many cases, this will require a team approach to completing the Checklist.
A Layered and Tiered Approach
The Checklist, like the PASS Guidelines, approaches school security at five different layers of protection.
The Guidelines and the Checklist recognize different tiers of security - from basic security to more comprehensive approaches. Each tier within the Checklist and within the overall PASS Guidelines includes all recommendations in the preceding tiers, and in most cases, implementation of best practices at the lower tier level lays the groundwork for moving to higher levels of security in the long term.
DISCLAIMER: The Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools (the “Guidelines”) are provided for informational purposes only. The individual contributors to the Guidelines, their employers, the organizations participating in the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) and PASS itself make no warranties or guarantees regarding the information contained in the Guidelines, and expressly disclaim all liability for damages of any kind arising out of the use, reference to or reliance on the information contained in the Guidelines. The Guidelines are not a substitute for expert professional advice that may be required to address the specific facts and circumstances related to the implementation of a particular school safety and security measure or program.