The Maine Department of Education released a new guide Twenty Simple Steps to Safer and More Effective Schools. The first document of its type developed as part of a statewide school security assessment, the guide focuses on relatively easy to implement strategies with little or no budgetary impact that are applicable to most public and non-public schools.
We are deeply proud of the Safe Havens analysts who agreed to perform the work for this project without any monetary compensation. From our staff photographer Rachel Wilson to adjunct analysts Rod Ellis and Steve Satterly, a team of eight Safe Havens analysts worked diligently to produce this helpful free resource. We are also grateful for the efforts of Karen Ouellette from Maine who kindly proofread the document for spelling, capitalization, and grammatical errors on a short deadline. Please take a look at the guide and forward it to anyone who might find it be useful in making schools safer.