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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,  ask@kycss.org

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:

2017 Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers Awards


2015 KCSS Annual Report


Is there an outstanding School Resource Officer or Educator/School Administrator in your department or school system? The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers is taking nominations for:

  • Kentucky School Resource Officer of the Year (There will only be one overall SRO of the Year award given this year. KYASRO has discontinued the regional award process).
  • Educator/School Administrator of the Year
  • Rookie SRO of the Year

Download 2017 award application (PDF)

Please email Lee Ann Morrison or call 1-859-622-3482 with any questions.

Law Enforcement in Schools Conference

Kentucky Center for School Safety Fall semester regional trainingsMARK YOUR CALENDARS: “Law Enforcement in Schools Conference”
June 20 – 21, 2017
EKU Perkins Building, Richmond, KY
Watch for details for this event at www.kyasro.com and www.kysafeschools.org

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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

  • Flu Closes More Schools - Feb 17, 2017 - LEX18 Lexington KY News - The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services says Kentucky now stands at a "widespread" status with 584 confirmed cases of the flu throughout the state. … Doctors say … classic signs of flu..sore throat, body aches, and a fever. … 
  • Bill to teach students dangers of addiction moves forward – Feb. 14, 2017 - WAVE 3 -  A proposed law to teach Kentucky students about the dangers of heroin and prescription drug addiction is moving forward. ... House Bill 145 would include instruction in physical education and health education classes throughout elementary, middle, and high schools. ...         
  • Bill Proposes Statewide School Smoking Ban – Feb. 10, 2017 – WEKU - The Senate Education Committee Thursday unanimously approved legislation requiring all Kentucky public schools to be tobacco free. …    
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