AASA Central | School Safety — December Update
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The Framework for a Successful Safety Gap Analysis Study

December safety planning for your budget preparation and for your school board ideally will include a district-wide safety gap analysis. Your gap analysis will allow you to appropriately speak to and request funding for safety upgrades. Ultimately, this board of education conversation qualifies in nearly every state for executive session.

In its simplest form, your work measures what safety features may exist in most likely your newest buildings to those that are not present in your older schools. The intent of this gap study is to move incrementally forward with upgrades to your needy buildings; thus, creating an even safety platform across your district.

It is essential to include your building concerns with this study AND a review of your mental health providers as you examine your staffing levels for equity in student opportunity.

As always, if you have any concerns or questions, I would be privileged to continue the conversation.


Dr. Joe Erardi

AASA Safety Consultant

Newtown Public Schools – Retired Superintendent