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School Safety Briefs

The CSG Justice Center recently released five briefs prepared by the National Conference of State Legislatures related to school safety, climate, and discipline-related issues as part of the School Discipline Consensus Project. These briefs summarize state educational statutes passed in 2013, as well as previous legislation on the following topics:

  • School Climate and Improvement - This brief spotlights all 50 states’ legislation regarding general school climate, alternative education for suspended and expelled students, and school improvement plans.
  • School Discipline Data - This brief provides summaries on the 18 states that collect or otherwise report on school disciplinary actions.
  • School Safety Plans - This brief recaps the legislation of 46 states with respect to their requirements for comprehensive school safety or emergency plans.
  • Officers in Schools - This brief highlights states that authorize sworn police officers in schools, whether municipal or county school resource officers, or school police officers from school districts’ own police agencies.
  • Arming Teachers and K-12 School Staff - This brief enumerates those states that have enacted statutes relating to arming teachers and school staff.

Contact Lauren Heintz in the Denver office for more information on these topics.

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