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Yesterday, AASA was proud to be invited to attend the roll-out of President Obama's gun violence prevention recommendations where the President signed paperwork initiating 23 executive actions and outlined four major legislative proposals aimed at curbing gun violence. In his order, he asked Congress to do the following related to school security:
He also direction action administratively. Specifically, he ordered U.S. Dept of Ed and other agencies to:
In addition, Obama's order stated that Congress should require states and school districts that receive school safety funding from the Department of Education to have comprehensive, up-to-date emergency plans in place for all of their schools. AASA also recommends that all school districts have comprehensive, current emergency plans, and we look forward to discussing how districts would have to report this information to the U.S. Dept of Education, particularly in light of the fact that some states (like CT) already require districts to share their emergency plans with the State Depts. of Ed.
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