Schools need to improve safety

Watt, Shawn M.; Peters, Brenda S.; Hambrook, John; Bucy, Anna; Braun, Randal; Trump, Kenneth S.
February 2008
American School Board Journal;Feb2008, Vol. 195 Issue 2, p12
The article presents views from several survey respondents regarding the issue of school safety. Most respondents agreed schools need to do more to improve safety including creating stable environments. Thirty-eight percent believed they are safer than before but more still needs to be done while 19% thought they are not as safe and secure as they should be. One reader claims that educators can and should ensure the safety of students' learning environment but to also balance that with common sense. Another reader believes more preventive work should be done pertaining to counseling, bullying prevention and diversity acceptance. Another feels that addressing safety issues expands frequently and educators must always be proactive.


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