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School Safety

Students learn best and achieve their full potential in safe and orderly classrooms. This positive academic environment begins with safe families and safe communities.

Statistically, schools continue to be one of the most secure places for our children. As Americans, we have no tolerance for violence at school. That's why the Association is working as part of the greater society and in our individual neighborhoods to improve the safety in our schools.

Some argue for "hard" responses such as metal detectors, added security personnel and zero-tolerance for weapons possession. Others favor "soft" solutions that include more counseling, conflict-resolution programs, and better communications between school and home.

It will take a combination of both approaches, administered with reason and centered in respect, to keep our children -- and the education employees who work in our schools -  from harm.

Student Physical Health

How much do you know about diabetes? In the last three Nevada Legislative Sessions laws regarding diabetes were proposed, two (2013 & 2015) focusing on administration of medication for students, and one (2017) regarding cost of medication. According to 2017 numbers, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation reports as many as three million Americans have type 1 diabetes. The NEA's Healthy Futures website provides information educators can use and share with their students on topics such as type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, hyperglycemia and other auto immune conditions. Start planning now: November is American Diabetes Month and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. Use the following links to learn and share information on diabetes and other auto immune conditions. 


 

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