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Back to School Safety Checklist

 This is a brief checklist of items to consider when “Preparing for Back to School.” It is not exhaustive.

Hopefully we at Kentucky Center for School Safety have heightened your awareness of items to address as Opening Day approaches, and if we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call on us.

School Bus and School Grounds

Update Students and Staff Handbooks

 (Review Policies Related to Safety Issues)

Update Emergency Management Manual

(Classified and Certified Staff)
Emergency Management Resource Guide

Training and Professional Development

Embed Specific Strategies and Curriculum Addressing Safety Issues

Check Safety Equipment

  • Check Safety Toolkits at District Office and in each School
  • Radios
  • Surveillance equipment
  • Flash lights (batteries)
  • First Aid Kits


  • Create or revise e-mail distribution lists for communication with staff, parents, key community members, first responders
  • Prepare sample letters for use later in the year
  • Meet with area media and exchange e-mail and current contact information
  • Parents: A toxic-free back-to-school shopping guide