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School Safety and Security Best Practices Updated, Report No. 03-63, December 2003
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Florida Law requires school districts to annually make a self assessment of their safety and security operations using the safety and security best practices developed by OPPAGA. Our office and the Department of Education’s Office of Safe Schools worked collaboratively to revise the best practices.
  • OPPAGA and the Office of Safe Schools solicited feedback from Department of Education staff and all 67 school districts.
  • The practices were reviewed by the Commissioner of Education and accepted by the chancellor’s office on November 5, 2003.

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. 04-27 Information Brief: School Districts Identify Actions to Improve School Safety Through Self-Assessment, published in March 2004.

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).
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