In response to the Parkland, Florida, shooting in March, President Donald Trump appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to lead a Federal Commission on School Safety. The commission was tasked with engaging a variety of stakeholder groups — teachers, parents, administrators and law enforcement — and ultimately providing actionable recommendations for districts and school systems.
The commission's final report, due later this month, is expected to call for the rescission of Obama-issued school discipline guidance
aimed to reduce discrimination but was considered by some critics to be an example of federal overreach. The report also is expected to provide best practices for states and districts to consider in developing their own guidelines on school safety. It will likely refrain from proposals of new federal guidance but encourage the adoption of proven policies on mental health treatment and school building security. The report is not expected to recommend any new gun restrictions.