Category: K-12 Education

July 14, 2021

Recent CDC Update Paves Way for Full Return to In-Person Learning

With the ARP ESSER III deadline fastly approaching, school districts remain focused on the same goal: reopening schools safely, sustaining secure operations, and addressing the impact of the pandemic on students. The CDC’s most recent announcement goes hand in hand with these school districts’ desires.

July 1, 2021

Transform K-12 Security with a Service and Maintenance Agreement

The ARP ESSER III Grant has provided school districts with the funds to sustain safe campus operations in a post-COVID world. With such a large amount of funds available, many school districts are looking inward and are working to strengthen their campus security. This is where a service and maintenance agreement comes in.

June 23, 2021

Using ARP ESSER III Funds for a Service and Maintenance Agreement

The 2020-2023 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Grant provides school districts with the funds to reopen schools safely, sustain safe operations, and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

What many school districts do not realize is that they can use their ARP ESSER III funds to ensure that their current security system is operating reliably and effectively through a service and maintenance agreement.

June 16, 2021

Maximize Security with the Interchangeable Use of ESSER Funds

In April 2021, the Federal Government approved the 2020-2023 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Grant. With $11.2 billion made available to the state, Texas school districts now have the ability to reopen schools safely, sustain secure operations, and address the impact of the pandemic on students.

May 26, 2021

Top 10 FAQs for the ARP ESSER III Grant Program

In April 2021, the Federal Government approved and allocated $11.2 billion in funding to Texas LEAs for the 2020-2023 ARP ESSER III Grant. The program is designed to help school districts address the impact of COVID-19 as well as safely reopen in-person classrooms and sustain safe operations.

May 29, 2020

Security Strategies for Reopening K-12 Schools in a Covid-19 World

Returning to school buildings in the fall is a goal that will demand officials find new ways to ensure the safety of students and staff. A proper security system that offers the technology to track, trace and contain infection will be the best measure to calm the fear and uncertainty of returning to campus.

school security bills
August 15, 2019

Legislative Updates: Multiple States Pass School Security Bills

In response to the devastating increase in school shootings in the last few years, several states have introduced school security bills that focus on improving the safety of students and school staff. If you’re involved in school security planning, have children attending schools, or are a staff member, it’s critical to stay up to date […]

School Security Enhancement Act
June 7, 2019

School Security Enhancement Act — Bipartisan Goal of Keeping Kids Safe

Party affiliation aside, the importance of keeping children safe at school is a topic everyone can agree on. That’s where the School Security Enhancement Act comes in. This bill will amend the Elementary and Secondary School Education Act of 1965…

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May 16, 2019

Looking Back: What Columbine Taught Us About School Security

Last month marked the 20th anniversary of one of the worst school shootings in US history. The 1999 attack on Columbine High School that killed 13 people and wounded 24 set in motion a new era of school violence. After the Columbine tragedy, there has been an increase in school security measures to ensure the […]

Texas School Safety Bill
May 10, 2019

Texas School Safety Bill — Comprehensive School Safety Program Proposed

Almost a year after the Santa Fe High School shooting, state lawmakers hope to pass a bill to strengthen school safety. The Texas School Safety Bill, officially Senate Bill 11, calls for a comprehensive school safety program, requiring emergency response training for all district staff, establishing “threat assessment teams” to help identify troubled or potentially […]