I just finished our last onsite meeting as part of a school security assessment for the Granville Public School System in North Carolina. I am now in Charlotte to start a school security assessment for an independent school there. Safe Havens has been honored to perform school security assessments for dozens of North Carolina school systems, parochial and independent schools. We have also had the privilege of training hundreds of North Carolina educators and public safety officials to perform school security assessments. Safe Havens analysts have performed school security assessments for six public school districts and two independent schools in North Carolina this year and as in years past, have typically found North Carolina schools to be proactive and progressive in terms of school security practices.
Conducting forty school security assessment projects this year has been challenging even though we now have more than 30 analysts. At the same time, it has been a rewarding year as we have had the opportunity to interact with many true advocates in North Carolina as well as in almost every other region of the country. I am proud of our client’s efforts to make their school safer. I am equally proud of our dedicated analysts who are often on the road more days than they are at home with their families. It has truly been an inspiring experience.