Principles for School Safety, Privacy, and Equity

Organization: 40 organizations
Published: March 26, 2019

Forty education, privacy, disability rights, and civil rights organizations released these ten principles for school safety to protect all students’ privacy, dignity, and right to an equal education. These principles do not replace carefully crafted policy and school safety plans. Rather, they serve to guide policymakers and education stakeholders on the role and importance of privacy and equity in safety plans. As principles, they are intended to spark in-depth conversations about how to ensure that school safety measures, whether undertaken by legislatures or individual schools and districts, do not harm the students they are meant to protect.