school safety

House bill would make voters choose safety measures in schools

BY: - May 19, 2022

A bill that may be up for a vote soon in the Ohio House would put the decision of whether or not to have a school resource officer up to the voters in each school district. House Bill 501 seeks to change Ohio law that the sponsors of the bill say doesn’t define “school safety […]

Schools become centers of learning for COVID-19 best practices

BY: - March 23, 2021

Two Ohio school districts with some of the highest cumulative case rates for COVID-19 say as they remained in-person, their safety protocols only got better. Milford Exempted Village School District in Clermont County has remained in-person since the fall, and has had to close twice due to staff absences. “We simply had too many staff […]

School safety center pushed as part of DeWine’s criminal justice budget

BY: - February 4, 2021

As part of his criminal justice budget proposal, Gov. Mike DeWine wants to spend millions to fund a center monitoring threats to school safety. On Wednesday, DeWine elaborated on budget recommendations specifically in the area of public safety. This includes $5 million going toward the Ohio School Safety Center, “which assists local schools with improving […]

Fraternal Order of Police, teachers, former law enforcement against armed teacher policy

BY: - October 8, 2020

An organization representing more than 23,000 police officers, including school resource officers, says allowing teachers to bring guns to school under only a concealed carry permit could do more harm than good. The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio said this in a brief to the Ohio Supreme Court, which is considering a case that […]