Following the school shooting in Parkland, FL, President Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety. He tasked the Commission with producing a report of policy recommendations in an effort to help prevent future tragedies. The Commission's work included field visits, listening sessions, and meetings with anyone and everyone who is focused on identifying and elevating solutions. After learning from students, parents, teachers, school safety personnel, law enforcement officers, mental health professionals, and others who play a role in keeping students safe, the Commission developed recommendations for leaders at the local, state, and federal levels. The key observations and recommendations are included in this report. The Commission's goal has been to identify local, state, and federal policy for lawmakers and local officials to consider. The report’s recommendations can assist states and local communities in preventing school violence and improving recovery efforts following an incident.
Publication Date: December 2018