New safety measures include surveillance, alert systems

school-safetyBack-to-school brings new school supplies, new ed-tech initiatives and tools, and, for many, improved school safety measures and procedures.

School districts around the country are doing their part to ensure student safety and to ease parents' and teachers' minds. Here's a look at how some schools are ramping up safety efforts.

Improved communications

In Maryland's Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS), about 60 schools will soon receive new emergency mass notification alert systems called AlertUs that can emit tones and lights and have scrolling alert messages on...

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