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State Pushes For New School Safety Plans

The Ohio Departmente. of Education is pushing for updated safety plans for schools around the state
Ohio Department of Education

The start of the new year brings a new requirement for schools.

Starting Jan. 1 — Ohio schools must create a new safety plan. Administrators have been making these plans for a few years now but the updated versions must follow new parameters laid out by the state. 

As John Charlton with the Ohio Department of Education explains, this creates a better standard compared to previous plans.

“Certain things were included in some that were not included on others. So they were really just kind of all over the place as you can imagine with more than almost 4,000 schools in the state you had about 4,000 different variations of what those plans look like,” he said.

Charlton says these plans help build better relationships between school administrators and safety officials in the community.