Pinellas County Schools has made an extensive effort to maximize the safety and security of all schools. Following the tragedy in Parkland, the school district reviewed numerous safety measures already in place.

In the 2018-2019 school year:

• The district placed an armed Security Officer or School Resource Officer at every school campus

• Each school conducted a full review of their campus security plan over the summer

• This summer, a full physical assessment of every campus was conducted by school staff and local law enforcement

• The district held training for all school leaders and staff members on active shooter scenarios and mental health awareness

• Implemented a refined processes for threat assessments

• Increased mental health services, including hiring additional counselors, social workers and psychologists

• Age-appropriate training and education for students on safety procedures

• Active assailant drills on a regular basis

• Partnership with Sandy Hook Promise to enhance resources and training for students and staff in middle and high schools