Safe Schools Design Guidelines
Program Area: Design
January, 1993 through August, 1993
Florida Department of Education
The State of Florida Public School System (K-12) has experienced a dramatic increase in reported crimes. This has forced school districts to invest millions of dollars in safety and security programs focused on preventing harm to both students and physical plants.
At the request of the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Center examined strategies for reducing these events through proper building and site design. The Center researched the principles and strategies of Crime Prevention Through Enviromental Design (CPTED) as they related to schools and developed a series of guidelines geared towards the physical design of schools. The Design Guidelines published as part of this project will be made available to principals and administrators throughout the state.
James Moore and Dan Powers, 1993
Abstract: This document examines the use of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) guidelines in designing or re-designing Florida's Schools in terms of life-safety, educational policy or intent, costs and overall educational environment.