In collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training
We are planning for 2015 and the dates
have been set. The next conference will take place June
15 – 17, 2015 at the Marriott in Louisville. One of the
keynotes for this event will be the former principal
from Columbine who has just recently started speaking
about their experiences. Please save the date!
To download the Kentucky Center for School Safety Safe Schools Allocation Report click here
A Lexington radio station (WVLK
A.M.-590) featured KCSS bullying
prevention consultants to
discuss and answer questions on
the topic. Pictured with WVLK
host Jack Pattie (standing in
back) are (from left) Denny
Vincent, Scott Harvey, Dr. Lynn
McCoy-Simandle and KCSS
director, Jon Akers. Given the
wide-spread prevalence of
bullying-related problems and
issues in many schools and the
concern they cause for parents
and school staffs working daily
to combat them, WVLK has
requested that a similar format
be presented by KCSS each month
on the show.
The passage of Senate Bill 8/HB 354 (http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/SB8.htm), which changes several of Kentucky’s current school safety statutes, took effect on June 25, 2013. This bill expands current law by requiring schools and districts to include community first responders in their emergency plans, and presents an opportunity for review and refinement of current emergency and safety practices through continuous improvement.
New plans due November 1, 2013.
The Kentucky Crime Prevention
Through Environmental Design Checklist
for school construction is to be
used in compliance with KRS 158.447.
This is now a part of the BG-1 process.
It is designed to create open discussion
among school district officials, board
member and licensed design professionals
(aka architects) when they begin
planning for new construction or
renovation projects in a school
The Kentucky Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Checklist for school construction is to be used in compliance with KRS 158.447. This is now a part of the BG-1 process. It is designed to create open discussion among school district officials, board member and licensed design professionals (aka architects) when they begin planning for new construction or renovation projects in a school district.
Download New School Safety Regulations Training
New! Download New School Safety Regulations Training Resources:
Kentucky Association of
School Resource Officers 2014 Awards
The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) is pleased to announce their 2014 awards.
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2013 School Resource Officer
The current SRO Annual Report was published in May, 2014. In the spring of 2013, researchers from the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) conducted a panel study examining the attributes of School Resource Officers throughout the state of Kentucky. Valuable information can be gleaned from within this 31 page report on current trends, practices and funding levels.
CONNECTIVITY FOCUS GROUP
Conducted by the Kentucky Center for School Safety
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
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
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).