Saturday May 25th 2019

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

Kentucky SB 1 Signing

Kentucky SB 1 SigningOn Wednesday, March 27, Governor Matt Bevin ceremoniously signed Senate Bill 1, also known as the School Safety and Resiliency Act, into law.

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KYCCBD Presents: Behavior Institute 2019

KYCCBD Presents: Behavior Institute 2019KYCCBD Presents: Behavior Institute 2019
June 13 – 14, 2019
Louisville International Convention Center
221 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY

To register, go to the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children Website
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Steve Kimberling Youth Leadership in School Safety Award

Steve Kimberling Youth Leadership in School Safety AwardThe Kentucky Center for School Safety and Kentucky Association of School Administrators would like to acknowledge youth who have taken an innovative leadership role in school safety. This award will reflect the mission of its namesake, the late Steve Kimberling, who was a state leader in advocating for safe and healthy schools. The Youth Leadership in School Safety Award will be presented at KASA’s Annual Leadership Conference, July 18, 2019 at the Galt House in Louisville during the Principal’s luncheon. This year’s Award includes a $3,000 check to the school to be used for school safety purposes.

Download information about how to apply or nominate student programs in your school district

COPS Office Grant Announcements 2019 Funding Programs Now Open

COPS Office Grant Announcements 2019 Funding Programs Now OpenSchool Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019 at 7:59 PM EDT
The 2019 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) is a competitive grant program that provides funding directly to states, units of local government, Indian tribes, and public agencies (including school districts and local law enforcement agencies) to be used to improve security at schools and on school grounds. Awards may include funding for coordination with local law enforcement; training for local law enforcement officers to prevent school violence against others and self; placement and use of metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures; acquisition and installation of technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency; and/or any other measure that may provide a significant improvement in security.

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School Safety Coordinators Training Sessions

School Safety Coordinators Training SessionsCovers all School Safety Coordinator responsibilities as outlined and mandated in the School Safety and Resiliency Act/Senate Bill 1, including but not limited to an overview of SB 1, School Safety Coordinator responsibilities and timelines, review of the DRAFT Security Risk Assessment Tool, Emergency Operations Plan reminders (District EOP review, Incident Command review), and Active Shooter training overview.

Click on the link of the training site you would like to attend:

6/10/2019 Safe School Coordinators Training (Murray State University)
6/11/2019 Safe School Coordinators Training (GRREC)
6/12/2019 Safe School Coordinators Training (Blair Center, Shelby County)
6/13/2019 Safe School Coordinators Training (Morehead, KY)

School Resource Officer Awards

School Resource Officer AwardsIt is with great pleasure that we would like to announce the 2019 Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers award winners. The award ceremony will take place at the annual Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) Leadership Institute at the Galt House in Louisville, KY on Wednesday, July 17th at 11:30.

These awards are well deserved and we are very proud of each nomination we received!

  • Tony Likins, Anderson County KYASRO School Resource Officer of the Year (View image on The Anderson News Facebook)
  • William Schwartz, Kenton County Educator of the Year
  • Bill Rudie, Fairview Ind.
    KYASRO Award of Merit
  • Chris Shelton, Warren County
    KYASRO Award of Merit
  • Senator Max Wise
    KYASRO President’s Award

E-cigarettes, "Vapes" and JUULs: What Schools Should Know

E-cigarettes, Vapes and JUULs: What Schools Should KnowE-cigarettes, "Vapes" and JUULs: What Schools Should Know
Information on e-cigarettes, "vapes" and JUULs for schools to learn more about what they are, why kids use them and health risks. (American Lung Association)

Handout for schools – American Lung Association

Video Instructions on administering Naloxone

Video Instructions on administering NaloxoneVideo Instructions on administering Naloxone
This Video explains how to administer Naloxone/Narcan when someone overdoses on opioids while on a public school campus. Many schools have Narcan kits already in the schools but this video will assist preparing school personnel when the need arises. Reading the instructions alone can be confusing.
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School Safety on KET

School Safety on KETSchool Safety on KET
Renee Shaw and guests discuss school safety. Scheduled guests: State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, chair of the Senate Education Committee and co-chair of the School Safety Working Group in the Kentucky Legislature; State Sen. Reggie Thomas, D-Lexington, Senate Education Committee member; Dr. Joe Bargione, retired school psychologist from Jefferson County Public Schools; and Jon Akers, executive director for the Kentucky Center for School Safety.

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


S.T.O.P.! TiplineFor a list of all school districts on the S.T.O.P.! Tipline click here
For S.T.O.P.! Tipline resources click here


Newly Revised Emergency Management Resource Guide


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

Highlight on School Safety

School Safety Resources & Research

Arming Teachers to Mitigate School Shootings - Arming Teachers as a Means to Prevent and Mitigate School Shootings: Assumptions, Readiness, and Contrast to Law Enforcement Officers Involved in Encounters with Armed Assailants, by Sheldon Greenberg, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Metal Detectors in Clay County Schools
- The purpose of this paper is to explore benefits and complications with the use of metal detectors in a school setting. By: Deann Stivers Allen, PhD
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

  • Survey seeks costs of security upgrades for Ky. school districts ahead of budget session – May 2, 2019 – WDRB - LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In a matter of months, lawmakers will get their first glimpse of exactly how much money school districts throughout Kentucky will need to comply with new facility mandates passed as part of a sweeping school safety bill.
  • HCS hires two more school resource officers – April 23, 2019 - Elizabethtown News Enterprise – The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office has placed two additional school resource officers in Hardin County Schools. … “We placed two deputies in the district in January and are thankful for the opportunity to place two more,” ...
  • Metcalfe County hires additional school resource officer – April 4, 2019 - WBKO - The Metcalfe County School District has hired an additional school resource officer, bringing the total … Superintendent Benny Lile … "We want them to feel part of the faculty. We want them to feel a connection and begin to develop relationships with our students so that our students …
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