Ken Trump Says School Safety Taking a “Shellacking”
Ken Trump's blog on K-12 school safety, security, and emergency planning trends, hot topics, and best practices.
One of our favorite security safety experts on K-12 schools is Ken Trump and he regularly posts some great blogs on the issue at SchoolSecurityBlog.com. More times than not, he sums up what we’re thinking here at Raptor. Trump is a national consultant, speaker, author, blogger, and expert on K-12 school safety, school security, school emergency preparedness and crisis planning.
In one of Trump’s recent blogs, The “Shellacking” of School Safety, he talks about budget cuts and academics shifting the focus and resources from proactive to reactive school safety efforts.
It’s no secret that the national “buzz” right now is all about bullying and civil rights issues. In fact, according to Trump, the U.S. Department of Education’s leadership has proudly announced it will no longer focus on school safety from the perspective of violence, but instead will focus on bullying, school climate, and civility.
Trump says, in his 25-plus years of experience, the result is a “heightened apathy, burnout, and skewed focus in the education community and in skewed federal school safety policy and funding.”
Trump goes on to say that the greatest opportunity for positive change is actually at the local school district level. “School boards and superintendents continue to have the power to make school safety a real, meaningful priority,” says Trump.
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