Column: Quick actions can improve safety

As a public school teacher of 10 years, I have been in the trenches and feel very solid on my ideas about improving school safety. As a parent, I feel that this issue has to be addressed immediately by all schools throughout the U.S.

Regardless of money, the public has to ensure the safety of our children when at school. I believe the following would greatly benefit all schools:

  • Require all staff to wear name badges at all times, and all visitors must have a school identification badge. No visitor should be allowed in the building unless approval has been given by the building administrators. No one has business in an educational facility without having a criminal history check before entrance. If parents need to speak to someone specific, then they can meet that person in the principal’s office or a conference room.

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