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School Districts Continue to Identify Actions to Improve School Safety Throughout State, Report No. 05-31, April 2005
 
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As required by the Florida Statutes, school districts have used a self-assessment process to develop corrective action recommendations to improve school safety. Districts report using an average of 93% of the state’s 29 safety and security best practices, and compliance with the best practices has improved over time. However, at least 11% of Florida’s school districts reported not fully using five best practices—those governing appropriate equipment to protect property and records; program accountability mechanisms; using “safe school design” principles when designing educational facilities; having procedures that govern access to each educational facility; and providing each school with an emergency checklist.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

School Safety, Security, and Discipline

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 04-27 Information Brief: School Districts Identify Actions to Improve School Safety Through Self-Assessment, published in March 2004.
  • Report No. 03-63 Information Brief: School Safety and Security Best Practices Updated, published in December 2003.
  • Report No. 02-63 Information Brief: School Safety and Security Best Practices Approved by the Commissioner of Education, published in December 2002.
  • Report No. 02-49 Information Brief: School Districts Identify a Variety of Ways to Improve Safety in Schools, published in September 2002.

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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