CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Education has issued a security survey to schools to determine how they plan to protect children.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the survey was sent to district superintendents across the state in a weekly email from education department Superintendent Jillian Balow.

Officials say the 20-question survey covers topics such as training programs, threat assessment tools and means used to secure entrances.

Balow says the survey is meant to ensure "a baseline of best practices and support systems" in schools statewide.

She says threat plans and related training programs can vary widely between school districts.

Balow says she will publicize the survey results later this year.

Wyoming lawmakers earlier this year failed to pass a proposed bill to require baseline security protocols for every school district.

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