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Safety & Security


A recent article by the Washington Post indicated that there have been 386 school shootings since 1999, and more than 356,000 students have experienced gun violence in their school since Columbine. Another report by Education Week found that there have been 23 instances of school shootings leading to injuries or fatalities in 2023, 51 school shootings with deaths and/or injuries in 2022, and a total of 167 shootings since 2018.

These horrifying statistics must compel districts to take action to keep students and staff physically safe in their schools, while simultaneously attending to emotional tolls that are caused by concerns around safety and security within the community.

As superintendents conducting comprehensive audits with the support of highly trained law enforcement personnel, our unique perspective stems from firsthand experience leading educational institutions. This direct involvement allows us to approach audits with a practical understanding of school dynamics, challenges, and needs. Leveraging this deep-rooted insight, we tailor actionable strategies that prioritize safety, efficiency, and institutional excellence. Our superintendent-centric approach ensures a nuanced, stakeholder-informed audit that addresses real-world complexities, enabling schools and districts to proactively enhance their security and operational frameworks effectively.

Our comprehensive audits can be structured to include any or all of the following:

  • Safety Plan Audit: Conduct a comprehensive review of your school or district's existing safety measures.

  • Facility Assessment: Perform on-site evaluations of each school and building to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Facilitate individual interviews and focus groups with key personnel to pinpoint vulnerabilities.

  • Infrastructure Review: Scrutinize surveillance camera placements, signage, and align with architectural blueprints for optimal security.

  • Cost Analysis & Recommendations: Provide a detailed cost breakdown and prioritize actionable strategies to enhance safety protocols.

  • Confidential Reporting: Deliver a comprehensive, confidential report designed to fortify campus safety and security.

  • Ongoing Support: Extend continuous support and consultation to ensure sustained security enhancements.

Our dedicated team is prepared to execute a thorough audit of your school or district, prioritizing the safety and well-being of students and staff. The confidential report we provide will offer actionable and cost-effective recommendations, instilling unparalleled peace of mind within your school community.


We understand that our clients are not just districts and schools, but ultimately the students that they are designed to serve. As fellow educators, we are committed to acting with integrity, honesty, and transparency.

Zeal is unlike any other consulting firm because we guarantee complete and total satisfaction on any service we provide, or we will start over.

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