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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

Ky Safe Schools Week and October Anti-Bullying Month



This year’s theme: “Get Involved, Get It Solved” “Stop the Bullying" details...

Get Involved... Pledge Against Bullying Pledge Map



KCSS thanks all who are participating in the online Get Involved...Pledge Against Bullying across Kentucky:

Click Here to Take the Get Involved... Pledge Against Bullying
Click Here to Check Your County's Statistics

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>1,000 Pledges: Russell County, McCreary County, Calloway County/Murray Independent, Warren County/Bowling Green Independent, Graves County/Mayfield Independent, Lawrence County, Barren County/Glasgow Independent/Caverna Independent
500-999 Pledges: Lee County, Union County, Allen County, McCracken County/Paducah Independent, Boone County/Walton-Verona Independent, Webster County, Floyd County, Henderson County, Livingston County, Hopkins County/Dawson Springs Independent, Breckinridge County/Cloverport Independent
250-499 Pledges: Casey County, Boyd County/Fairview Independent/Ashland Independent, Jessamine County, Green County, Todd County, Trigg County, Pulaski County/Science Hill Independent/Somerset Independent, Bullitt County, Wayne County, Washington County, Christian County
50-249 Pledges: Marion County, Lyon County, Hickman County, Owsley County, Menifee County, Mercer County/Burgin Independent, Adair County, Caldwell County, Crittenden County, Pendleton County, Hart County, Carlisle County, Greenup County/Raceland-Worthington Independent/Russell Independent, Woodford County, Clinton County, Grayson County, Ballard County, Cumberland County, Bath County, Fulton County/Fulton Independent, Campbell County/Bellevue Independent/Dayton Independent/Ft. Thomas Independent/Newport Independent/Silver Grove Independent/Southgate Independent, Carroll County, Johnson County/Paintsville Independent, McLean County, Letcher County/Jenkins Independent, Gallatin County, Marshall County, Clark County, Robertson County, Clay County, Boyle County/Danville Independent, Lewis County

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 on May 1, 2017,  examining law violations committed in Kentucky’s public schools.

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.

School Resource Officer Awards



2016 – 2017 Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) Award Winners
  • S.T.O.P.! Tipline TrainingSRO of the Year – Joel Shepherd (Erlanger/ Elsmere)
  • Administrator of the Year – Josh Hunt (Christian County)
  • Rookie SRO of the Year – Bryan Tackett (Russell Ind.)
  • KYASRO Awards of Merit –
    - Eric Sowers (Nicholasville)
    - Kevin Babcock (Powell County)
    - Leslie Gregory (Madisonville)
    - Clint Newton (Providence School)
    - Mike Townsend (Powell County)
    - Steve Tucker (Christian County)
    - Eric Evans (Logan County)

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, Carter G. Woodson Academy, Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Excellence, SCAPA at Bluegrass, Breckinridge Elementary School, Eastside Technical Center, and Sandersville Elementary School in Fayette County, and Owsley County Schools, Paducah Independent Schools, and Cloverport Independent Schools, 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: http://www.kycss.org/stop/about.php

check boxCHECK OUT THE SCHOOL CREATED VIDEOS BELOW...INFORMING THEIR STUDENTS ABOUT THE PROGRAM!

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:

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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

  • Henderson County Schools Taking Part in 'Safe Schools Week' – Oct. 16, 2017 – SurfKY News  - Henderson County Schools officially proclaims October 15-21 as Safe Schools Week, school officials announced. … Community members, educators, students and parents are encouraged to get involved during Kentucky Safe Schools Week. …  
  • Safe Schools Week promotes safe and secure learning climates – Oct. 13, 2017 – Times-Tribune - Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 15-21 Safe Schools Week in Kentucky. “Excellence in education is dependent on safe, secure and peaceful school settings,” Pruitt said in a press release. …  
  • Communicating Expectations for Parental Behavior – Fall/Winter 2017 - Kentucky School Leader – Since 2003, the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCS) has conducted 971 Safe School Assessments across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. … KCSS conducted two statewide studies concerning parental ...
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