Thursday, July 8, 2010

Financial Issues

According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, 14 school districts in the state of California have been financially classified as "in especially dire condition." For many of these districts, teacher lay-offs are just the tip of the iceberg. "Schools on this list are now forced to make terrible decisions to cut programs and services that students need or face bankruptcy," said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell.

Unfortunately, school security budgets in California, and across the nation, are also being negatively impacted. At RETA Security, however, we recommend numerous low-cost/no-cost ways to provide a safer learning environment. For example:
  • Better Visitor Management Procedures
  • Committing to a "Closed Campus" Practice (or "Close Campus" in Certain Cases)
  • Improving/Optimizing Communication Systems
  • Undertaking a Collaborative Approach (i.e. Security Committee)

Obviously, some of these recommendations require explanation. Please contact us at for more detail. Please post your ideas, as well.

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