School safety http://wesa.fm en New Bill Allows Isolated Schools to Partner with Nearby Police In Cases of Emergency http://wesa.fm/post/new-bill-allows-isolated-schools-partner-nearby-police-cases-emergency <p><em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-style: italic; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bot Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:44:28 +0000 Kaye Burnet 32178 at http://wesa.fm $3.9M Program to Help PA Districts Hire Police Officers Underway http://wesa.fm/post/39m-program-help-pa-districts-hire-police-officers-underway <p>A $3.9 million state grant program that will assist Pennsylvania school districts in hiring police officers has officially begun.</p><p>The program is awarding districts with money that must be used to strengthen school safety procedures.</p><p>With the funds, districts are expected to place a school resource officer or school police officer within the building or buildings in the district, Pennsylvania Department of Education spokesman Tim Eller said.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Julian Routh 23690 at http://wesa.fm Training Educators How to Respond to Shootings http://wesa.fm/post/training-educators-how-respond-shootings <p>Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook — these schools have become the targets of shootings, provoking conversation about mental health and gun safety.</p><p>Now an “active shooter” training event will be held at the Homer Center School District in Indiana County Wednesday for all educators.</p><p>Psychologist Ralph May, one of the speakers, said there will be nine presentations walking the educators through an “active shooter” event.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:46:04 +0000 Jessica Nath 14385 at http://wesa.fm Grants for Guards Open to Public and Private Schools http://wesa.fm/post/grants-guards-open-public-and-private-schools <p>Private schools will be able to compete for state grants to pay for armed security guards in Pennsylvania under a law recently signed by the governor.<br><br>Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati introduced the proposal in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn. His spokesman, Drew Crompton, said the state already gives money to private schools, so allowing them to compete for the grants isn't so far removed from current practice.<br> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:23:04 +0000 Mary Wilson 12784 at http://wesa.fm Are PA Schools Prepared for Emergencies? Lawmakers Want to Know http://wesa.fm/post/are-pa-schools-prepared-emergencies-lawmakers-want-know <p>Pennsylvania lawmakers are asking schools at all levels to help them understand how they are preparing for an emergency like the one seen at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.&nbsp;</p><p>Senate members decided to explore the topic after a hearing last month on school safety raised more questions about emergency planning in child care centers, buses and colleges than it answered.</p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 3385 at http://wesa.fm