School districts across Pennsylvania are under a deadline to complete a safety survey.
The School Safety and Security Committee, which developed and approved the survey, was established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency by Act 44 of 2018.
The School Safety and Security Preparedness Survey will asses several areas including the safety and security of school buildings, planning and preparedness, internal and external security, as well as training programs for topics like mental health, suicide prevention, and bullying.
The surveys must be submitted to the committee by November 30. The committee will then review the surveys and send a letter with recommendations.
The results of the surveys and the recommendations will not be made public
“There is no interest in putting out potential vulnerabilities that exist within the school district, so we will protect that information. The recommendations that also came back from the committee will also be protected so that will not be subject to right to know,” said Derin Myers, acting executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
The criteria can be found online at PCCD’s School Safety and Security webpage.