Schools are actively involved in improving school safety. School districts are improving processes, increasing security, and analyzing the best ways to keep students safe. These are some of the best practices in school safety in Missouri and the greater St. Louis area.
- Jerseyville high school is issuing laptops to students. The laptops replace textbooks, written tests, and are used to complete homework assignments. The laptops are issued with uniform carrying case, eliminating the need for backpacks, and limiting what students can bring with them to the classroom.
- Kirkwood teachers participated in a Community Walk. The teachers went door to door in the community, introducing themselves as teachers, asking parents for questions, and providing answers.
- St. Louis County Police have an active partnership with member school districts to increase police presence and provide safer school.
- Jefferson City schools have updated security, providing a buzz-in entry in the middle school. Other Jefferson City public schools require guests to scan their driver's licenses before entering. Their information is cross-referenced with the sex offender database to ensure the schools stay safe.
- Sigel Elementary school in the St Louis Public School District requires students to wear uniforms. The uniform code eliminates gang related clothing, reduces peer pressure related to apparel, and encourages learning by creating an orderly, equalized environment.