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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

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
Download Event Flyer

To register go to www.ksba.org or www.kycss.org 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. For questions, please contact Toni.Wells@eku.edu. Interested candidates must apply online to requisition number 0618408 at https://jobs.eku.edu.

Kentucky Safe Schools Week Proclamation

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 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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