from CAPE Outlook March 2020

According to a USDE release, the website includes:
  • The School Safety Readiness Tool, an assessment that assists users in evaluating their respective school’s safety posture across 10 foundational elements of school safety. After completing the assessment, users are provided an action plan with task prioritization, options for consideration, aligned resources, and grant opportunities specific to individual needs;


  • A Secure Information Sharing Platform for designated school personnel to share school safety ideas, practices, plans, and tactics in a protected environment; and
  • A wide array of resources and best practices on key school safety topics to assist with building awareness within the school community to promote vigilance and build capacity to respond to incidents.
The Clearinghouse fulfills “one of the key recommendations from the Federal Commission on School Safety,” which was established following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida two years ago.