Schools & Community Engagement

Safe schools require safe communities. 

We must better understand the characteristics that link the schools and the communities they serve if we are to improve school safety. Routine functions, such as school and district budgetary processes, school choice, socioeconomic challenges of community environments, and transportation, are divorced from the safe schools conversation. But all of these issues and their impact on safe learning environments must be understood by school leaders and policymakers.

Research conducted by the Center for Safe and Healthy Schools will bridge school and community functions, including school and district leadership, neighborhood safety, classroom size, transportation, and parental involvement.