school safety http://wamc.org en MA Task Force To Recommend School Safety Standards http://wamc.org/post/ma-task-force-recommend-school-safety-standards <p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick</a> has created a task force to address school safety.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:58:10 +0000 Jim Levulis 82077 at http://wamc.org MA Task Force To Recommend School Safety Standards MA Gov. Patrick Creates School Safety Task Force http://wamc.org/post/ma-gov-patrick-creates-school-safety-task-force <p>REVERE, Mass. (AP) — <a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Governor Deval Patrick</a> has asked a task force to develop a model plan that Massachusetts school districts can use to keep students, teachers and staff safe in emergency situations.</p><p>Patrick signed an executive order on Thursday at a school in Revere creating the task force. It will include the state secretaries of education, public safety, and health and human services, along with educators, police and emergency management officials.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:14:48 +0000 Jim Levulis 82012 at http://wamc.org MA Gov. Patrick Creates School Safety Task Force Schools Taking Steps To Enhance Security One Year After Sandy Hook http://wamc.org/post/schools-taking-steps-enhance-security-one-year-after-sandy-hook <p>One year after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, many school districts claim they are safer than they were last December.</p><p></p><p>School districts across the country have bolstered school security in the year following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook that killed 20 children and six educators.</p><p>In a recent survey conducted by the New York State School Boards Association on superintendents’ assessment of their schools’ safety, most believed they are more safe than they were at this time last year.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:13:37 +0000 Lucas Willard 79839 at http://wamc.org Schools Taking Steps To Enhance Security One Year After Sandy Hook Forum in Putnam County Addresses School Safety http://wamc.org/post/forum-putnam-county-addresses-school-safety <p>A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley is holding a roundtable later this morning on school safety. He is hosting the forum with a county sheriff.</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:04:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 62712 at http://wamc.org College cleared after search for reported gunman http://wamc.org/post/college-cleared-after-search-reported-gunman <p>MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Manchester police say the Manchester Community College campus has been cleared after officers searched campus buildings for several hours when a student reported seeing a man with what she believed to be a gun in his waistband.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 03:08:16 +0000 Associated Press 59287 at http://wamc.org College cleared after search for reported gunman Orange County school safety funding moves forward http://wamc.org/post/orange-county-school-safety-funding-moves-forward <p>GOSHEN – Three years of funding totaling $1.2 million for public school safety and security in Orange County was approved Wednesday by the Ways and Means Committee of the county legislature.</p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:20:30 +0000 Hank Gross 58763 at http://wamc.org Orange County school safety funding moves forward Former NYPD commissioner tells Westchester school, police officials improved collaboration is needed http://wamc.org/post/former-nypd-commissioner-tells-westchester-school-police-officials-improved-collaboration <p>WHITE PLAINS – Former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton told some 300 people at a School Safety Symposium at Purchase College Wednesday parents, teachers, police, fire and other first responders need to work together to help stave off incidents of violence like the Newtown, CT tragedy.</p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:57:52 +0000 Hank Gross 58762 at http://wamc.org Former NYPD commissioner tells Westchester school, police officials improved collaboration is needed Committee Formed To Look At School Safety In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/committee-formed-look-school-safety-springfield <p>A ten member special committee has been formed in Springfield Massachusetts to investigate&nbsp; school safety.&nbsp; The committee has a broad and open- ended assignment.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Springfield City Council President James Ferrera, who named the members of the Special Committee on School Safety on Monday, said he expects the panel will delve deeply into the subject and issue periodic reports and recommendations.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:46:13 +0000 Paul Tuthill 58550 at http://wamc.org Committee Formed To Look At School Safety In Springfield Orange County officials work out compromise for school safety funding http://wamc.org/post/orange-county-officials-work-out-compromise-school-safety-funding <p>GOSHEN – Orange County administration and the county legislature have reached a compromise to provide $1.2 million over a three year period to enhance school safety procedures in the wake of the Newtown, CT tragedy.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Hank Gross 58373 at http://wamc.org Orange County officials work out compromise for school safety funding County Executive Unveils "Safer Communities" Program http://wamc.org/post/county-executive-unveils-safer-communities-program <p>A county executive in the Hudson Valley is launching an initiative as a response to December’s Newtown, Connecticut mass school shooting. It’s called “Safer Communities”, and it kicks off next week with a symposium on school safety.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:21:59 +0000 Allison Dunne 58244 at http://wamc.org County Executive Unveils "Safer Communities" Program