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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

Kentucky Safe Schools Week - October 18-24, 2015

KY Safe Schools Week 2015Press Release...October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month and Kentucky Safe Schools Week- October 18-24, 2015

Mark your Calendars... Kentucky Center for School Safety Announces this year's Ky Safe Schools Week is set for October 18-24, 2015.


This year’s theme “I WANT TO BE A SCHOOL SAFETY SUPERHERO...”  focuses on pro-social skills training to promote a safer, more nurturing school environment.

safety PledgeClick Here to go to the KY Safe Schools Week page
Click Here
to take the “School Safety Superhero!” Pledge

We are inviting schools and communities across Kentucky to take the  online pledge from Paducah to Pikeville. Join the campaign, take the pledge and make your community aware of your district's devotion to a proactive approach to a safer school environment.

Promotional Resources to get your community involved with Kentucky Safe Schools Week
Educational Resources to promote characteristics from the pledge (Strong, Understanding, Powerful, Encouraging, Respectful)
Additional Resources located on the Kentucky Safe Schools Week page

Kentucky Safe Schools Week Booklet of Handouts 2015Booklet of Handouts
The Booklet of Handouts includes the online activities for Kentucky Safe Schools Week. This handbook offers ways to use the materials and ideas to assist you in the planning process. It is a multi-page booklet which will give you an overview of possible ways to use the resources provided.

Don't miss a thing! Browse through the table of contents and plan the perfect safe schools week for your school!

School Safety Superhero Pledge Map

KCSS thanks all who are participating in the online School Safety Superhero Pledge across Kentucky:

Click Here to Take the “School Safety Superhero" Pledge
Click Here to Check Your County's Statistics

School Safety Superhero Pledge Map

>1,000 Pledges: Calloway County/Murray Independent
500-999 Pledges: McCracken County/Paducah Independent
250-499 Pledges: Hickman County, Boyd County/Fairview Independent/Ashland Independent, Lee County, Laurel County/East Bernstadt Independent, Crittenden County, Webster County, McCreary County, Barren County/Glasgow Independent/Caverna Independent
50-249 Pledges: Floyd County, Carlisle County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Union County, Pike County/Pikeville Independent, Morgan County, Fayette County, Christian County, Cumberland County, Hopkins County/Dawson Springs Independent, Graves County/Mayfield Independent

KCSS Upcoming Training Opportunities

KCSS Upcoming Training OpportunitiesSchool Crisis Management—The First 30 Seconds
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Rewire: Creating Conversations with Students about Risky Behavior Involving Technology
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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



The Kentucky Association of School Resource OfficersThe Kentucky Association of
School Resource Officers 2015 Awards

The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) is pleased to announce their 2015 awards. Click Here to Read More

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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