Senate Introduces The School Safety Clearinghouse Act
More than one year into AIA’s national school safety campaign, architects are making progress on one of the most pressing issues of our time!
Last December, AIA’s recommendations were overwhelmingly reflected in the final report of the Federal Commission on School Safety. In June, AIA worked with US House Republicans and Democrats to secure increased funding for local school officials to use for designing safer schools.
And now comes the launch of another one of the signature policy priorities of the campaign — a “one-stop” repository of information regarding safe school design. On September 23, 2019 the bipartisan School Safety Clearinghouse Act of 2019 was introduced. This bill, S. 2530, would provide state and local education officials with much needed, unbiased information and best practices for making their schools safer through design. Learn more about it here.
AIA is working on Capitol Hill every day to ensure that design is front and center in the efforts to protect our children and teachers. That’s why we need you to help continue our progress.
Act now and please email and tweet your US senators to ask them to co-sponsor the School Safety Clearinghouse Act. As an architect and constituent, your appeal will be taken seriously. Take action here: https://www.aia.org/takeaction/school-safety