Entries by SSchools

Birthday Wish

This can be one of the true stressors of childhood.  A few days before your birthday and all eyes are on you.  Everyone is tuned in to your needs and your wishes.  It’s something that only comes once a year and the pressure of getting it all right starts to press down on your delicate […]

Building for God Community Foundation Welcomes Safe and Sound Schools into the Champion in Life Partnership Program

Five-year recurring $20,000 donation to fund school safety programs in Maryland   Baltimore, Md. – May 8, 2018 – Building for God Community Foundation today welcomed Safe and Sound Schools and its Maryland Safety Initiative in to the Champion in Life Partnership Program in recognition of Safe and Sound Schools’ ongoing efforts to help communicate, […]

Our First State of School Safety Report is Here

May marks the fifth anniversary of our organization’s start, and it was important to us to mark the occasion with something meaningful to show our progress and highlight opportunities for improvement in school safety. True to our mission, we wanted to create something useful and practical, with the potential for immediate benefit to communities throughout […]

Safe and Sound Schools Issues First-Ever “State of School Safety” Report Marking Organization’s Fifth Anniversary

Students are dissatisfied with the state of school safety and see it very differently from educators and parents. Our current state of readiness against safety threats is too narrow, with not enough input from the entire school community. A difference in safety perceptions exists among schools with fewer than 500 students. NEWTOWN, Conn.—May 7, 2018—Safe […]

A Voice From the Field: Lessons Learned from John McDonald, Executive Director for Security and Emergency Management, Jefferson County Public Schools, Colorado

When I sat down to talk with John McDonald, a nationally-recognized school security expert, I knew I had to share some of his thoughts and lessons with you. So I recorded our conversation and edited down some key points for you. This is the first conversation in a series we’re calling “The Sound Off.” More […]