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School Safety and Security Best Practices Approved by the Commissioner of Education, Report No. 02-63, December 2002
 
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Reviews of School Districts
2007-2008 School Safety and Security Self-Assessment Form


The 2001 Legislature passed Ch. 2001-125, Laws of Florida, Section 40, which is often referred to as the Safe Passage Act. This act requires all school districts to conduct a self-assessment of their school safety and security using best practices originally developed by OPPAGA. The act also requires that OPPAGA and the Partnership for School Safety and Security make annual recommendations for adding, deleting, or revising those practices.
  • OPPAGA and the Partnership for School Safety and Security worked collaboratively through the summer and fall to revise the best practices.
  • OPPAGA and the partnership collected feedback from Department of Education staff and all 67 school districts.
  • The practices were approved by the Commissioner of Education on November 8, 2002 and are available on OPPAGA’s website.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

School Safety, Security, and Discipline

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 05-31 OPPAGA Report: School Districts Continue to Identify Actions to Improve School Safety Throughout State,  published in April 2005.
  • Report No. 04-21 Progress Report: Miami-Dade County School District Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management, published in March 2004.
  • Report No. 03-63 Information Brief: School Safety and Security Best Practices Updated, published in December 2003.
  • Report No. 02-49 Information Brief: School Districts Identify a Variety of Ways to Improve Safety in Schools, published in September 2002.
  • Report No. 01-57 Information Brief: School Safety and Security Best Practices Approved by the Commissioner of Education, published in November 2001.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
e-mail address: oppaga@oppaga.fl.gov


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