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School Districts Identify Actions to Improve School Safety Through Self-Assessment, Report No. 04-27, March 2004
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As required by Florida Statutes, school districts have used a self-assessment process to develop corrective action recommendations to improve school safety.  Districts report meeting an average of 90% of the state’s 29 safety and security best practices.  However, 18% or more of Florida’s school districts reported not fully meeting four best practices—those governing appropriate equipment to protect property and records; program accountability mechanisms; emergency response procedures; and school systems to minimize the risk for students indicating or exhibiting suicidal behavior.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
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. 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).
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