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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

S.T.O.P.! Tipline Training





What is the S.T.O.P.! Tipline?

  • Online Reporting of Bullying, Violence, Risky Behavior etc…
  • Students, Staff or Community Members can send tips to school officials using technology
  • The S.T.O.P.! Tipline program is also provided “Free” to Kentucky School Districts

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2018 Superintendent of the Year



Dr. James Evans and Jon Akers of KY Center for School SafetyThe Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) would like to congratulate Dr. James Evans, Superintendent of Lee County Schools, for being named the 2018 Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA). It is an accolade he well deserves.

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Get Involved... Pledge Against Bullying



KCSS thanks all who participated in the Get Involved...Pledge Against Bullying:

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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, Boone County/Walton-Verona Independent, McCracken County/Paducah Independent, Kenton County/Beechwood Independent/Covington Independent/Erlanger-Elsmere Independent/Ludlow Independent, Floyd County, Union County, Henderson County, Bullitt County, Kentucky School for the Deaf

Click Here to Take the Get Involved... Pledge Against Bullying

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.

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, Cloverport Independent Schools, Hancock County Schools, John Paul II Catholic School, Newport Independent Schools, Fort Thomas Independent Schools, Clinton County Schools, Knox County Schools, Owensboro Independent Schools, and Williamsburg 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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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

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week Continues Through Saturday - National Weather Service - The Kentucky Severe Weather Preparedness Committee, in conjunction with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service offices serving Kentucky, have designated Monday, February 22 to Sunday, February 28, 2016 as Kentucky Severe Weather Awareness Week.
  • Cyber safety a priority for school districts – Jan. 17, 2018 - Messenger-Inquirer - "So we are constantly reminding them how to be safe on the internet." The Kentucky Department of Education, through a statewide contract, provides virus and malware protection for all districts in the commonwealth. ... 
  • A School Emergency Kit Checklist - January 08, 2018 – Campus Safety Magazine - Do you know what supplies your school emergency kit should hold? 
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