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SchoolSafety.gov: Resources to Create a Safer School [web resource]

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse and SchoolSafety.gov were developed to fulfill one of the key recommendations from the Federal Commission on School Safety.

Launched on February 10, 2020,  SchoolSafety.gov was created by the federal government to provide schools and districts with actionable recommendations to create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can thrive and grow.

SchoolSafety.gov includes:

  • The School Safety Readiness Tool, an assessment that assists users in evaluating their respective school’s safety posture across 10 foundational elements of school safety. After completing the assessment, users are provided an action plan with task prioritization, options for consideration, aligned resources, and grant opportunities specific to individual needs;
  • A Secure Information Sharing Platform for designated school personnel to share school safety ideas, practices, plans, and tactics in a protected environment; and
  • A wide array of resources and best practices on key school safety topics to assist with building awareness within the school community to promote vigilance and build capacity to respond to incidents.

The resource repository includes articles, web resources, grant information, and other tools in the following categories:

Bullying and Cyberbullying
Mental Health
Threat Assessment and Reporting
School Climate
School Security Personnel
Emergency Planning
Physical Security
Recovery
Training, Exercises, and Drills

Read the U.S. Department of Education press release about SchoolSafety.gov.

Source: SchoolSafety.gov | School Safety, https://www.schoolsafety.gov | public domain

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