Our non-profit school safety center has been fortunate enough to interact with a number of other school safety centers over time. Though a number of state government school safety centers have been defunded and closed over the years, others are still providing an array of valuable services to schools and their community partners. We recently learned that the State of Minnesota has decided to fund their state school safety center once again after funding had been cut for a lengthy period of time. We are glad to see this step to enhance the level of school safety in Minnesota. There are significant benefits to a properly run state school safety center as well as those of well-run non-profit centers like ours and the highly regarded National School Safety Center.
The school safety center approach has had a positive impact on school safety in a number of states and at the national level, and we applaud the efforts at our colleagues at school safety centers across the nation.