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Safe Schools Symposium: Best Practices for Your School
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June 24, 2013
Broughton High School, Wake County Public School System
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Safe Schools Safety for school children has the nation’s attention. Every aspect of educational safety and scrutiny is under review and school districts are contemplating best practices to employ to safeguard both students and staff. As leaders in creating safety in the built environment, CEFPI orchestrated a security summit in Washington, DC to explore just this topic. Safe Schools: A Best Practices Guide, whose aim is to empower stakeholders with a guide to best practices, addressing educators and school boards charged with safeguarding students and staff, was a result of the collaborative effort of the many professionals who participated in this work. Irene Nigaglioni, chair, CEFPI, remarked, “Safety and security of school children is paramount when planning school facilities. What is critically important in designing these facilities is to maintain a holistic approach that balances all the aspects of school life – 21st century personalized learning, sustainability, community participation – in order to arrive at the safest and most nurturing setting for school children. Through the summit, we vetted these concepts and we believe this guide is a starting point for achieving this critical balance. However, in order to best serve our students and staff, the discussion must continue.”

Wake County Public School System launched a Task Force for Creating Safe Schools in Wake County, which may serve as a model for many school districts. Broughton High School, an International Baccalaureate World School, serves a diverse population of over 2,100 young people with an emphasis on academic excellence and community involvement.

The AIA North Carolina Center for Architecture and Design serves as a new community resource for North Carolina design professionals and statewide residents. The mission of the new AIA North Carolina Headquarters will be to bridge architecture and the public. The facilities will exhibit design excellence and will represent the talent and aspirations of AIA North Carolina members.

The Chapter headquarters will provide a contact point for government participation, act as a catalyst for public outreach and design education programs to radiate throughout the state, provide public exposure for architects and their work, and serve as a source of pride for AIA North Carolina members and the entire state.

 


 

 

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