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SRO Mentoring Program

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety With the recent implementation of HB63 that requires school resource officers on all school campuses, the Kentucky Center for School Safety has started a SRO Mentoring Program. We would like to pair new (or relatively new) SROs with experienced SROs from around the state. This program would provide your SRO with a mentor that would provide one on one support throughout the school year. Please see...
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Back to School Safety Checklist

This page includes 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 contact our office. Included are sections on: COVID-19School Bus and School GroundsUpdate Students and Staff HandbooksUpdate Emergency Management ManualTraining and Professional DevelopmentEmbed Specific Strategies and...

School safety information mentioned during recent SSC training

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety Below are four documents that I said I would be providing following our SSC update training and/SSC initial training. They are: Suicide Prevention Tool kit— This will provide you with helpful information to share with principals when planning for their teachers’ required annual update training on suicide prevention as well as useful information when planning suicide prevention lessons for their students.  You’ll find there is a...

New School Safety Coordinators training information

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety The Kentucky Center for School Safety will be conducting Initial School Safety Coordinators training on July 14th beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time ending at 12:30 p.m. Click to download training the training materials that we will be using. Since we are awarding EILA credit, we ask that you leave your cameras on for the duration of the training sessionPlease mute your microphone until we...

Announcing KCSS Principal Mentor Program

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety KCSS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR MOST CURRENT INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT NEW PRINCIPALS, The KCSS Principal Mentoring Program. It has been my observation over the past several years that Kentucky is experiencing a high turnover in principals in our state. In fact, many move on to other positions within five years.  With the demands that greatly affect you and your district staff on a daily basis, KCSS...

Resources for supporting children and adults following acts of violence

Shared by Christina Weeter, KDE via KYFRYSC ListServ Considering the recent events involving mass violence, the Kentucky Department of Education would like to connect schools, families and the community with resources for talking with children about mass shootings and other events involving violence. The linked document, which was initially compiled by The University of Kentucky’s Center on Trauma and Children, provides resources that can be used across developmental stages. For more information, contact Doug Roberts at doug.roberts@education.ky.gov or (502) 564-4772. National Child...

Coping with tragic events

From Common Sense Media As an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, families, and educators across the country, our hearts are broken. Many members of our staff are parents or caregivers, and we grieve with the families who lost loved ones in the tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, yesterday. This only adds to our heartache following the recent tragedies in Buffalo, New York, and Laguna Woods, California. We understand how powerless you might be feeling. You may...

After the School Tragedy Resources

Tragedy Resources Resources dealing with school violence and tragedy. The safety of our precious children and staff is our first priority.  Here are some available resources: After the Tragedy …In the ClassroomSchool Violence Prevention: Tips for Parents & Educators (NASP)Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster(SAMHSA)Information for Parents During a CrisisCoping with Traumatic Events: Resources for Children, Parents, Educators, and Other Professionals (resources also available in Spanish, Chinese & Japanese) (SAMHSA)Talking to children about terrorist attacks and...

Persistence to Graduation Summit invitation

Shared by G. Douglas Roberts, KDE via Safe Schools ListServ Register now for the 2022 Persistence to Graduation Summit Join the Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of Student Success for the 2022 Persistence to Graduation Summit on June 28-29 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville. This experience will bring together education professionals from across Kentucky to share innovative strategies to support students on pathways to graduate high school and transition successfully to their next chapter. This highly interactive event...
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Summit students treated to pizza following safety scare in Columbus

Ben Wilcox, Kentucky School Security Marshal, shared with the fourth-graders at Summit Elementary about the importance of their action in Ohio as well as continually learning how to be a safe and good person. Photos by EMILY PORTER | The Daily Independent From The Daily Independent By EMILY PORTER | The Daily Independent | May 11, 2021 Summit fourth-graders were recognized for their response during a scary situation on a field trip in Ohio. The students and teachers had pooled...
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