The Elementary Principal

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Monday, October 09, 2006

School Security- What really can we do?

I'm really curious to the ideas that other schools are trying to secure schools...

I know for us it's so difficult to decide where to start let alone how to fund.

What are some problems and solutions that are being used in your own schools and districts to protect our kids?


Blogger Steve Kandel said...

To the other Mr. Kandel,
We need to get some other users on here. I've loved reading through this and you'll need to share how to start one. I'd love to do the same.

School security is a hot topic down here. Window shades open or closed, communication or none, and then the issue of recess and the cafeteria.

At a recent county meeting some of us discussed walking through a realistic scenario of a lunch intruder. We agreed that the most logical thing would be for students to get flat on the ground or under tables.

Then the debate began about parents and scaring kids...The bottom line was that practicing something like that seemed more realistic then having teachers lock their doors. Like there's really going to be time to do something like that.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Mr. Kandel said...

Steve, feel free to pass along the website to your other ele principals. Go to and the set up is easy and free.

We're really behind in the security area. Are doors don't even lock from the inside. The question arises as to how involved should the kids be. It might be more productive to do a cafeteria intruder with the teachers as the students and ask them from that perspective, what do we do? Just a thought. later

6:17 AM  

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