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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,

KCSS Upcoming Training Opportunities

KCSS Upcoming Training OpportunitiesTerroristic Threatening in the Schools Workshop
December 4, 2015
December 9, 2015
December 18, 2015
January 15, 2016
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To register go to or under Events Calendar. For more information or questions please contact Don Martin or Shannon Robinson

Job Opportunity

The Kentucky Center for School Safety, located at Eastern Kentucky University, is seeking applicants for the position of Director of the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline:

The Director of the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline (KYCID) will manage day-to-day operations of the Center, including statewide implementation of a positive, proactive, instructional discipline approach. Specific personnel management tasks shall include active supervision and daily communication with staff; active supervision and support to Area Coordinators, PBIS Specialists and school/district teams involved in PBIS implementation; problem-solving activities; implementation of state three-tiered training philosophy; development and use of evaluation processes; management of overall operating budget; and pursuit of additional funding sources (e.g., grants, contracts, etc.). KYCID will support the strategic priorities for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) while sustaining the implementation of PBIS in the schools and districts across the Commonwealth. This position requires a Master’s degree in Education or related discipline from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution as well as three years of related experience. Applicants must display an extensive understanding or content experience in positive, proactive instructional discipline. For questions, please contact Interested candidates must apply online to requisition number 0618408 at

Kentucky Safe Schools Week

Jon Akers, Executive Director of KCSS witnesses Governor Steve Beshear sign the Kentucky Safe Schools Week Proclamation

Jon Akers, Executive Director of KCSS witnesses Governor Steve Beshear sign the Kentucky Safe Schools Week Proclamation

Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force ReportGovernor Steve Beshear’s comments during Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force press conference… “By studying bullying, and by recommending practices and policies to prevent and respond to it, the panel is empowering students, parents and school and community leaders to root out intimidation and harassment in our communities,” ... “I ask the lawmakers who served on this task force and their respective chambers to work with our next Governor, our school districts, community leaders and public health officials to implement these critical recommendations.”
View the Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force Report
Link to Press Release
Link to Press Conference Video

Kentucky Safe Schools Week

Kentucky Safe Schools Week 2015

Kentucky Safe Schools Week resources available throughout the year



This two-hour facilitated discussion focused on identifying factors that help and hinder positive teacher/student relationships. Nine teachers/counselors from six Central Kentucky school districts participated. The session ended with each participant sharing a personal “success” story of connecting with a student. Click here for more information

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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).

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