District Hosts Deputization Ceremony for 76 Atlanta Public Schools Police Department Officers

On March 17, the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department (APSPD) bestowed 76 officers with the ability to endorse laws outside of our school district. To understand the significance of this, it is helpful to know that before June 2016, Atlanta Public Schools did not have its own police force. Students who ran afoul of District... Continue Reading →

APS launches “United We Play” campaign to ensure a better game day experience for district sporting events

Tickets in hand. Check. APS team gear. Check. Cash for refreshments. Check. Game management plan. We got this! To ensure that APS families, student athletes, employees and communities surrounding Grady and Lakewood stadiums are safe and fans are able to enjoy a better game day experience, Atlanta Public Schools has launched the “United We Play”... Continue Reading →

APS, American Traffic Solutions & City of Atlanta to Launch School Bus Stop Arm Safety Camera Program

ATS Contact: Charles Territo                    APS Contact: Kimberly Willis Green Phone: (480) 443-7000                             Phone: (404) 802.2836 Email: media@atsol.com                          Email: kwgreen@atlanta.k12.ga.us Media Advisory                                                                   July 29, 2015 ATLANTA —Atlanta Public Schools (APS), City of Atlanta and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) will launch the CrossingGuard® school bus stop arm safety camera program during a news conference at... Continue Reading →

School Bus Safety starts with APS Transportation team members  

By Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer It takes a team of hundreds to keep Atlanta Public Schools buses running smoothly and safely. The job descriptions for members of the transportation team involve everything from problem-solving mechanical issues to maintaining order on a 40-foot bus during Atlanta’s peak traffic hours. Bus driver Regina Strickland reminds us they... Continue Reading →

Therrell’s baseball team gear up with EvoShield and the Dwight D. and Sheryl H. Howard Foundation

On March 13th, Dwight Howard Sr., father of Atlanta native and Houston Rockets NBA superstar Dwight Howard, and Sheryl Howard visited Therrell High School to make a special donation of EvoShield protective baseball gear to the school’s entire varsity baseball team, on behalf of The Dwight D. and Sheryl H. Howard Foundation. The baseball players... Continue Reading →

Celebrate School Crossing Guard Recognition Week – January 20-24

Atlanta Public Schools honors crossing guards across the district for their commitment to child pedestrian safety during School Crossing Guard Recognition Week from January 20 – 24, 2014. As part of the weeklong celebration, parents, students, teachers and administrative staff are encouraged to give thank you cards, or simply say “thank you” to school crossing... Continue Reading →

APS Safety and Security School Resource Officer Program

The APS Safety and Security Department started the school year with 26 full-time Atlanta Police Department (APD) School Resource Officers (SROs) assigned in every middle and high school. By January of 2014, 235 part-time SROs will be replaced by 73 full-time SROs assigned to schools. These officers will also support elementary schools within the cluster... Continue Reading →

First Aid and CPR-AED Training Available for APS Employees and Students

In Atlanta Public Schools, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority.  The APS Safety and Security Department requires all staff members in their department to receive first aid, CPR and AED Certification. This training prepares them to respond to various emergency situations by learning CPR, using the AED machine and more.... Continue Reading →

Price “Love Not Hate” Forum

The “Love Not Hate” Student, Parent, Staff and Community Forum on School Violence was held in the L. J. Price Middle School Media Center on March 6, 2013 from 6 – 8pm.  Special guests included Donna Lowry of Channel 11, APS Board of Education member Brenda Muhammad, Assistant Chief M. A. Perdue of the APS... Continue Reading →

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