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Fourth Grade Students Fundraise for Safe and Sound Schools

It’s Friday and who doesn’t love a feel good post to kickstart the weekend! After receiving a donation in the mail without a cover letter, we did a little digging and found that the donation came from a fourth grade class at Erdenheim Elementary, PA. After reaching out, we learned the following: “After being so […]

School resource officers address rising violence

“Jul 6, 2022 A little more than a month after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, hundreds of school resource officers from across the country converged in Colorado for an annual conference focused on making schools safer” Watch the video: AP News

School resource officers from across the country gather in Denver for national conference to train, reflect

“DENVER — School resource officers from across the country have gathered in Denver for the 2022 NASRO National School Safety Conference to train on the best ways to keep our students safe. The week-long conference culminated in a service at the Columbine Memorial Thursday evening to reflect on their collective mission — to prevent similar tragedies in […]

State of School Safety Report Reveals Students Want More Social and Emotional Support and Increased Safety

According to survey results, nearly one-third of students reported not feeling safe at school and all groups surveyed reported needing more mental health and social-emotional support.   NEWTOWN, CT, July 25, 2022 – A national survey and report released by Safe and Sound Schools with Raptor Technologies and Lightspeed Systems surveyed school leaders, public safety, mental health, teachers, parents, […]

When Seconds Count, CPR Saves Lives

Observed every June 1-7, CPR and AED Awareness Week spotlights how learning CPR can save lives. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, it can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. Just last month, a neighbor performed life-saving CPR on a 4-year-old boy with autism who wandered into his apartment complex […]

7 Ways to Celebrate and Thank Teachers this Teacher Appreciation Week

Safe and Sound Schools is proud to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week – an opportunity for communities to come together to recognize the important work teachers do in contributing to the education and safety of our children.  As professionals tasked with inspiring young minds and laying the foundation for future leaders and professionals, teachers often go […]

Major Cybersecurity Threats and Challenges Schools are Facing Today

Recently our Co-Founder, Michele Gay, sat down for a Q&A session with Chris Noell, Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering for Raptor Technologies to discuss the many cybersecurity challenges schools face today. The following is an abridged version of the conversation. Michele: Thanks for joining me today, Chris. I’m eager to hear your expert perspective on […]

Participating in School Safety Drills as a Person with Autism

We are thrilled to feature this blog from one of our favorite writers!  Jeff Snyder is a neurodiversity advocate, speaker, and writer who shares his personal journey and experiences as a person with autism.  This eye-opening piece from Jeff teaches about the challenges of participating in school safety drills as a person with autism and […]