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Disaster Recovery Resources

Compiled by Kentucky Center for School Safety This is a sampling of resources available to our schools and districts across Kentucky that are starting the slow process of recovery from December’s Tornado Disaster. Hopefully these resources will be of assistance as schools and districts navigate the long journey to recovery. Feel free to contact the Kentucky Center for School Safety for any additional needs you may have. We are here to assist you. Phone: Toll Free (877) 805-4277 Disaster recovery...
Covid Guidance

Webinar Announcement: COVID-19 Guidance and Mental Health Resources for K-12 Schools (January 20)

Shared by Christina Weeter, KDE via Safe Schools ListServ This webinar is part of the 2022 School Safety Webinar Series, a program hosted by the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse to address emerging risks and threats facing the K-12 school community.  If you have any questions, please contact the School Safety team at SchoolSafety@hq.dhs.gov. …Please join the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse on January 20 at 3:00 PM EST for an informational webinar on the latest COVID-19 guidance and resources for kindergarten through grade...

Kentucky Winter Weather Awareness Week 2021

By The National Weather Service Kentucky Winter Weather Awareness Week is December 5-11, 2021! Winter weather can create many societal and economic challenges to our communities, but the information we’ll provide throughout the week will help make sure you and your loved ones are Weather Ready for the winter season. For more information, visit: https://www.weather.gov/lmk/KYWinterWeatherAwarenessWeek2021

Handle with Care Program

From the Desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety Ben Wilcox and I have been sharing information about the “Handle with Care” partnership between local law enforcement agencies and school district officials all over the state for the past two years. Even with our efforts, we still are hearing that some principals and counselors may not be aware that this program exists. So Ben and I decided to “try it again” via electronic media. Thanks...

Annual Report on School Resource Officers

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety Update report on School Resource Officers pursuant to the following statutes: KRS 158.4414 (12) No later than November 1 of each year, the local school district superintendent shall report to the Center for School Safety the number and placement of school resource officers in the district. The report shall include the source of funding and method of employment for each position. KRS 158.442 (2)(i) Beginning July...

2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book

View original article By Kentucky Youth Advocates | November 10th, 2021 Featuring the latest county-level data for key measures of child well-being Louisville, KY – Kentucky will be strongest when all children have their best chance to thrive. The 31st edition of this publication features the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the Commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period. While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many...
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It’s Kentucky Safe Schools Week

View original article By West Kentucky Star Staff Oct. 17, 2021 | 10:24 AM | RICHMOND The Kentucky Center for School Safety reminds you that Kentucky Safe Schools Week is this week. This year’s theme is “Be a Safety Star” and the focus will be on the multi-faceted brilliance of what it means to be a SAFETY STAR in school, and in life. From acts of kindness and respectfulness, to following all safety rules and guidelines, being a true SAFETY...
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Kentucky children challenged to “Be a safety star”

View original article From WPSD Local 6 Temi Adeleye Oct 17, 2021 Updated Oct 17, 2021 Children across Kentucky are challenged to be a star this week, but not in the way that you would think. It is Kentucky Safe Schools Week, and this year’s theme is “Be a safety star.” The Kentucky Center for School Safety has announced that this year’s theme “Be a safety star” focuses on the multifaceted brilliance of what it means to be a safety...

Be a Safety Star: Celebrate Kentucky Safe Schools Week Oct. 17-23

View original article From Kentucky Teacher By Audrie Lamb – September 24, 20210284 Kentucky Safe Schools Week, sponsored by the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS), will be Oct. 17-23. This year’s theme – “Be a Safety Star” – will focus on spreading kindness, treating others with respect and abiding by safety rules and support. Kentucky Safe Schools Week encourages students to help maintain and celebrate healthy and safe school environments. From COVID-19 protocols such as handwashing and masking to...
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