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Safe Schools

Safe Schools

Published: 6/18/2021 11:11 AM

The Safe Schools Team at the Kentucky Department of Education provides various resources for schools, parents and districts, such as bullying prevention training, suicide prevention training, assistance with children experiencing bullying, and guidance on Missing Children in Kentucky and Safe Schools data collection in schools.

Related Websites

Title IV, Part A - Support and Academic Enrichment

Suicide Prevention and Youth Mental Health Awareness

Missing Children Guidance and Resources

Child Abuse and Neglect - KDE approved trainings

Kentucky Center for School Safety

KDE collaborates with the Kentucky Center for School Safety to provide training and professional development to school districts.  Throughout the year, the Kentucky Center for School Safety is available to schools across Kentucky, as a "one stop shop" for school safety resources, training and assistance. 

Doug Roberts
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4772
Fax (502) 564-7820



Senate Bill 1an act passed in 2019 relating to school safety

Senate Bill 8/House Bill 354 - an act passed in 2013 pertaining to school safety

KRS 158.445 - Local assessment of school safety and school discipline

KRS 158.444 - Reporting of discipline to KDE from student information system

KRS 158.156 - Reporting of commission of felony

KRS 158.148 - Student discipline guidelines and model policy

KRS 158.150 - Suspension or expulsion of pupils

KRS 158.155 - Reporting of specific incidents of student conduct

KRS 158.162 - Mandatory adoption of emergency response plan

KRS 527.070 - Unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds - posting of sign - exemptions

KRS 525.070 - Harassment

KRS 525.080 - Harassing Communications

Related Resources

Safe Schools Tipline (to report bullying or other school safety concerns) - Kentucky Office of Homeland Security 

KDE Training Resources on How to Respond to an Active Shooter Situation

Creating School Active Shooter Intruder Drills

U.S. government's School Safety website

Naloxone in Schools

Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline​ from the U.S. Department of Education

Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources from the U.S. Department of Education

Youth Mental Health First Aid Flyer

Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide - Center for Disease Control

Supporting Safe and Healthy Schools for LGBTQ Students - GLSEN

Anti-Bullying Music Video featuring Newport High School students

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