NBC12 (Richmond) Special Report on Safety in Schools
School & safety experts answer questions about how to keep children safe in schools.NBC12 reporters brought together school & safety experts to answer the public's questions about how to keep children safe in schools. Watch the discussion below:
NBC12 spoke with Donna Michaelis, Director of Virginia's Center for School & Campus Safety, and Mike Rodgers of Critical Response Group about Virginia's digital mapping grant program for K-12 schools. The funding helps school systems to create accurate, operational digital maps of school facilities to ensure collaborative communication among first responders during critical incidents and to enable better, faster decision-making. Approximately 25% of school systems have already inquired about the funding. Legislation passed in 2022 requiring all schools in Virginia to have updated maps. The law is effective July 1, 2022.
School Mapping Grant Program Info: https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/digital-mapping-program-virginia-k-12-schools