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Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety   [open pdf - 7MB]

Alternate Title: Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety: Presented to the President of the United States

From the Disclaimer: "The Federal Commission on School Safety was designed to both research and recommend solutions to advance the safety of our schools. The Commission's observations and recommendations are contained in this report. The Commission recognizes that the problem of school violence is long-standing and complex and that there are certain limits to what the federal government can do. This Commission was not established to provide a single solution to this problem, nor did the Commissioners set out to mandate uniform policy to every community. In fact, it is our considered belief that doing so would prove counterproductive. There can be no 'one-size-fits-all' approach for an issue this complex. [...] In the pages that follow, the Commission makes recommendations that address multiple aspects of school safety. It does so based on the insights, experiences, and expertise of a wide range of individuals. The recommendations are predicated on the policies already working in state and local communities. They outline steps we all can take--families, communities, schools, houses of worship, law enforcement, medical professionals, government, and others. Each of us has a role to play in improving the safety of our students and the security of our schools. Only by working together can we help prevent future tragedies and, when those incidents do occur, mitigate their effects and continue to learn from them."

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Date:
2018-12-18
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Public Domain
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United States Department of Education: https://www.ed.gov/
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pdf
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