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Kentucky Center for School Safety

Kentucky Schools focus on providing a warm culture and climate for both students and staff conductive to high levels of productivity and outstanding academic performance.

In today's society, school safety is a daily issue that ranges from classroom management to school incident command for crisis situations. The Kentucky Center for School Safety staff is committed to providing training, resources, information and research.

This website is available for planning, training or emergency assistance.

Let us assist, as your schools plan and practice and prepare for the safest schools possible.   Toll Free  877-805-4277,

Just released: 2015-16 School Safety Data Report

Safe Schools Coordinators MeetingThe Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has released its 2015-16 School Safety Data Report examining law violations committed in Kentucky’s public schools on May 1, 2017.

During the 2015-16 school year 6,001 students committed 6,995 law violations. These 6,001 students comprise less than one percent (0.92 percent) of the student population (655,475 students), indicating that the vast majority of students in Kentucky’s public schools did not commit a reported law violation.

ADM 677 Summer Course

ADM 677 Crisis Management in Educational Settings
The content of this course provides educators with the skills and information to analyze safety data, plan for both school safety interventions and procedures and to manage crises in an educational setting. Field hours are required. Class begins May 31.

Visit for details on this course

Safe Schools Coordinators Meeting

Safe Schools Coordinators MeetingSafe Schools Coordinators Meeting

Training Opportunity for School Administrators and Board Attorneys

Training Opportunity for School Administrators and Board AttorneysSchool Administrators and Board Attorney Training
School Law Presented by Professor Bernard James, J.D.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Eastern Kentucky University, Perkins Building, Richmond, KY
Session: 9:00 (registration) - 12:30 (lunch is not provided)
Fee: $25.00
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Deadline to register for the 3 hour session is June 9, 2017

To register, please contact Lee Ann Morrison at

Law Enforcement in Schools Conference

Kentucky Center for School Safety Fall semester regional trainingsREGISTRATION NOW OPEN: “Law Enforcement in Schools Conference”
June 20 – 21, 2017
EKU Perkins Building, Richmond, KY
Applicants should register at:

New S.T.O.P.! Tipline Partnerships


S.T.O.P.! Tipline Partnerships
KCSS is proud to announce that Bryan Station High School, Crawford Middle School, Henry Clay High School, Leestown Middle School, Lexington Traditional Magnet School, Locust Trace AgriScience Center, Tates Creek Middle School, The Learning Center, Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, Southern Middle School, Southside Technical Center, Winburn Middle School, and Carter G. Woodson Academy in Fayette County have been trained and have added the S.T.O.P.! TIPLINE (...Report Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior Online) to their existing bully prevention programs, they want to offer to students and others the opportunity to share a tip with school administrators using their technology.

For more information:


Newly Revised Emergency Management Resource Guide


2015 KCSS Annual ReportKCSS is proud to announce the release of the newly revised Emergency Manangement Resource Guide and Emergency Management Quick Reference Guide:

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School Safety Resource & Research

What You Can Do to Help End Bullying... National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

While bullying doesn’t cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a person’s risk of suicide. Together, we can create awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Current School Safety News

  • UC School's Director of Food Services meets with lawmakers – April 25, 2017 - The Gleaner - Representatives from Kentucky including Union County School’s Director of Food Services, Shane Bosaw, recently joined with school food service professionals …encouraging congress to invest in the futures of our students by providing healthy and nourishing meals.”  … 
  • New State Law Requires Human Trafficking Hotline in Schools – April 17, 2017 – WEKU - The director of Kentucky's Center for School Safety applauds legislative efforts to bring more attention to problems associated with human trafficking. One provision pertains to schools across the Commonwealth. …
  • Chefs assigned to Kentucky schools – April 15, 2017 - Ohio County Monitor - FRANKFORT, Ky. - “Students who eat a nutritious diet are healthier and better able to learn,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “The Chefs in Schools program utilizes professional chefs to help Kentucky schools ...  
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