After the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, it is very important for schools to examine the effectiveness of their security measures.
Educational organizations should begin with a security threat assessment to determine whether improvements can be made to the physical plant or to the policies and procedures. APEI offers a School Safety and Security Checklist that will help evaluate the safety and security of your school.
Access control and communication are two of the most important elements in school protection. Many schools restrict entry into buildings to a single point of entry. This is one way to manage your visitors. Having a visitor sign-in sheet is a great way to meet them as they walk through the front door.