Massachusetts Department of Education Emergency Management Planning for Schools

DESE will periodically update a list of school safety and emergency preparedness resources, evidence-based curricula, best practices and academic-based research.


Massachusetts School Safety Legislation

In 2018, the Police Foundation staff conducted a comprehensive public domain scan of state legislation from all 50 states and the District of Columbia related to the following aspects of school safety and security:

  • facility security and assessment requirements;
  • creation, and identification of roles and responsibilities for state school safety centers and school safety teams/committees;
  • requirements for school administrators and faculty;
  • allocation of funds for improving school safety and security; and
  • all-hazards emergency planning and preparedness.

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