If you want to improve school safety, improve school culture


Leslie Hazle Bussey is the executive director of the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement. In this piece, published in the AJC, Bussey writes about what makes a school feel safe to students.

School safety has become a pressing concern for states and districts in the wake of the Parkland, Fl., school shooting last year.  Along with increasing a police presence in their buildings, districts have expanded school safety drills. Two Georgia districts even approved arming teachers. Gov. Brian Kemp added school safety funding to his budget.

But is that enough and is that the right focus?

Read the full column here.