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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

Winter Safety at School



Kentucky Safe Schools Week



KY Safe Schools Week Click below to view a slideshow capturing Kentucky Safe Schools Week participation by students, educators, school support staff, parents, community members and other interested school safety supporters across the state.  The slideshow ends with day-by-day images of how our pledges grew on the pledge map.  The map’s growth is all due to your participation in this year’s Kentucky Safe Schools Week “BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your SUPERhero! Pledge Against Bullying.”  We cannot thank you enough for your support during this week of school safety awareness and all that you do to focus on safety every day.

Orientation for New School Resource Officers



Orientation for New School Resource OfficersTraining Announcement: The "Orientation for New School Resource Officers" highlights best practices and discusses: legal issues, roles and responsibilities, and school safety. These trainings are FREE of charge. Each of the sessions will run from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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  • Monday, December 3rd – Owensboro, Owensboro Police Department. Register Register
  • Tuesday, December 4th – Cold Spring, NKCES. Register Register
  • Thursday, December 6th – Ashland, Ashland KEDC Office. Register Register

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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Tragedy Resources



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

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 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

  • Ky. Kids Count data shows more children getting better shot at success - WDRB - Nov 13, 2018 –  Information in the annual report gives insight into what areas Kentucky and its counties are making progress and what areas need attention. The report focuses on four areas -- economic security, education, health and family.  Highlights from the Kids Count data show …
  • Hailed as Heroes: Anderson County Schools honors New Jersey mom, officers who helped … - Nov. 5, 2018 – WKYT - ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. - A New Jersey mom acted on instinct to keep her own children safe. That decision helped protect hundreds of students thousands of miles away in the Commonwealth. …
  • Safe Schools Week Theme for 2018: “Be Incredible” - Oct. 21, 2018 - West Kentucky Star - Every third week of October, which is Bullying Prevention Month, schools across Kentucky have an opportunity to partner with their local lawmakers, first responders and community to observe Kentucky Safe Schools Week. … This year's theme for October 21-27 is "BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your Superhero!" with an emphasis on students. Put simply, being incredible is being the best you can possibly be.
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