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Lincoln County Middle School SRO Mike Southerland

Lincoln County Middle School 8th Graders Support SROs

Lincoln County Middle School eighth graders write letters expressing appreciation for their school resource officer. Below are excerpts from their letters: “A SRO in our school is making our school feel safer. An officer with special training, so that they can make sure everyone is safe. That no matter what, that person will always make sure that we are safe in our school. This is how I feel with a SRO in the building. Mr. Southerland seems very friendly, and...
Lincoln County Middle School

Lincoln County Middle School 8th Graders Support SROs

Lincoln County Middle School eighth graders write letters expressing appreciation for their school resource officer. Below are excerpts from their letters: “These officers (SROs) have many protocols and procedures in place for any type of situation that might occur. They also have years of experience and training which makes them prepared for any situation that might go down in the school place. Personally, this makes me feel really safe when we have a trained SRO in our school if anything...
Tobacco Free Schools Website

Tobacco-Free Schools Toolkit Available to Schools

Ask your principal about the Tobacco-Free Schools Toolkit, or email the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program at Jaclyn Hodges, Youth Prevention Specialist Need help addressing vaping at school? This September, all Kentucky schools serving 6th grade and older will receive a toolkit of resources to help staff address e-cigarette use. The kit includes evidence-based prevention curricula, tools to help kids and adults quit tobacco products, free posters and business cards, guidance on developing and enforcing policies, and more! Ask...
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Office of the State School Security Marshal Annual Report 2020-2021

For a full copy of the 2020-2021 annual OSSM report, click here. Ben Wilcox, State School Security Marshal The School Safety and Resiliency Act (SSRA) was signed into law in March 2019, mandating that school districts across Kentucky be held accountable for the safety and security of the commonwealth’s students and staff. The SSRA requires that a recorded school risk assessment be completed by the end of the 2020-2021 school year. However, it could not anticipate a global pandemic that...

Suggestions for conducting emergency response drills during a pandemic

State law requires four emergency response drills to be completed during the first 30 school days and again in January: fire, severe weather, earthquake and lockdown.  Many SSCs are seeking advice regarding conducting these drills in light of the rise of infection rates of the Delta variant of Covid in their communities. Since these drills are mandated…not conducting them is NOT an option. That being said, how the school officials conduct these drills is a local decision.  The attached document is for...

Kentucky Center for School Safety 22nd Annual Report

For a full copy of the 22nd annual KCSS report, call 877-805-4277. Greetings from KCSS Executive Director Jon Akers Few would argue that 2020 was a year unlike any other as nearly every aspect of life as we knew it before COVID was either interrupted, cancelled, or at least changed to some degree. As depicted throughout this report, our schools were no exception; their academic and extra-curricular routines were disrupted completely. We saw most districts discontinue in-person school attendance for...

Governor urges Kentucky school leaders to prioritize in-person learning ahead of the 2021-2022 school year

Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease Interim Guidance for AdministratorsCleaning and Disinfection RecommendationsFAQs for AdministratorsChecklist for Teachers, Parents, and AdministratorsTalking With Children About Coronavirus DiseaseEPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19
SRO Donnie Chambers Breckinridge County

SRO Donnie Chambers – Breckinridge County, Kentucky

Breckinridge County Schools has a finalist for statewide Fred AwardKASA News Release
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SROs – Carroll County, Kentucky

SRO program gets positive evaluation, to be state modelThe News Democrat
SRO David Smith

SRO David Smith – Shepherdsville, Kentucky

The Shepherdsville FOP donated gifts to 3 families at Roby Elementary and Cedar Grove Elementary. Love the mystery Christmas story readers for Kat’s class. Today was officer David Smith. Thanks for being part of it David. .
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