Kentucky Center for School Safety Launches a Pilot Project of the S.T.O.P.! Tipline
Heartbreaking statistics remind
us that bullying is still one of
Kentucky’s major school safety
issues. In an effort to support
schools in their daily challenge
to meet the needs of all
students and provide a safe
school climate conducive to
learning, Kentucky Center for
School Safety is proud to
announce their development of an
reporting/prevention tool. The
“Safety Tipline Online
Prevention” or STOP! Tipline is
designed to allow students,
parents or community members to
report any unsafe situation
(bullying, weapons, drugs or
alcohol, etc.) to school
personnel anonymously. This tip
line will be “free” to all
2014 Safe Schools and Communities conference will be held at
the Louisville Marriott East on June 9-10. The event will
again be a collaborative effort of the Kentucky Center for
School Safety, the Kentucky Association of School Resource
Officers, and the Kentucky Dare Officers Association. The
deadline for submission is December 13.
Click to download the Call for Proposals Form
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – KSP launched a statewide Active Shooter Training Program (ASTP) as part of a Safe School Initiative developed by the agency for the purpose of heightening security practices for maximum school safety. The KSP, with input from school administrators across the state, has developed a program aimed at assisting Kentucky schools on how to respond effectively during an active shooter incident. This program is designed to provide four levels of assistance to aid school officials in establishing or complimenting their current emergency management response plans. These levels include, on-site visits, target hardening, lock down drills and hands-on role-playing scenarios that simulate an active shooter incident within a school setting. Click to read more
KCSS thanks all who participated in the online pledge,
and will continue to count pledges next week. A special
"SHOUT OUT" of appreciate to our "GREEN" and "BLUE"
school districts! "GREAT JOB!"
Hope everyone has been able to celebrate Ky Safe Schools Week in your School and join us as we S.T.O.P! Bullying, Violence and Risky Behaviors in our Schools.
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:
Persuade Refer Training
The Kentucky Center for School Safety has partnered with the Kentucky Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group to provide QPR training that is being implemented as a state model for suicide prevention. QPR is an acronym for Question, Persuade, & Refer. Click here to download the event flyer
The new, redesigned Fall 2013 online issue of Kentucky
School Leader is now available!
For the debut issue of Kentucky School Leader's new look, the focus is all about keeping our schools and students safe. School safety is not just about school shootings. It encompasses anything that put children's lives in harm's way, from bullying to severe weather.
With the help of the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) and other experts, you will find articles on Kentucky's recently-passed school safety laws, Senate Bill 8 and House Bill 354; how schools should cope with cyber-bullying; steps to creating, revising or updating your Emergency Operations Plan and much more.
Click to Read the Fall 2013 Kentucky School Leader Magazine
Bullying has become a serious concern in school
districts across the state and in the nation. Host Renee
Shaw and guests explore the impact of bullying on students
today, the role of bystander intervention, and how schools
are implementing anti-bullying programs.
Watch the KET Health Three60 Video Program: "When Children Are Cruel"
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
the informational KYASRO video
created by DOCJT:
Protecting Our Most Valuable Resource
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).