Thursday August 21st 2014

Kentucky Safe Schools Week

This year Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 20-26, 2013.

Kentucky Center for School Safety encourages every school across Kentucky to participate. This week’s positive focus will be on “Safety,” “Teamwork,” “Opportunities” and “Power” all stakeholders will be encouraged to get involved and S.T.O.P.! Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior in our Schools which supports a safe, respectful, climate where all can succeed.

Take the S.T.O.P.! Pledge Click Here

    S.T.O.P.! Bullying, Violence and Risky
               Behavior in our Schools!

Kentucky Safe Schools Week 2013  

Commissioner Terry Holliday and Board Chair Roger Marcum Sign the Kentucky Safe Schools Week Proclamation  (details)

ProclamationCommissioner signs proclamation
board chair signs proclamationJon Akers with Commissioner at signing

Mark your Calendars... Kentucky Safe Schools Week is  for October 20-26, 2013.
  Join the “Safety Team,” take every “Opportunity” to use your “Power” to S.T.O.P.! Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior in our Schools!
This year Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 20-26, 2013.  Kentucky Center for School Safety encourages every school across Kentucky to participate.    
    Since last December’s tragic events, Kentucky along with the rest of America, has reexamined, reevaluated and prioritized their school safety concerns and needs. 
    The Kentucky Safe Schools Week theme this year addresses the cruelty of bullying, the fear of violence and the self-destruction of high-risk behavior on our campuses through education. During the week students, staff, parents and community members will be encouraged to join in and be part of the school’s safety team to stop a multitude of safety issues. This week’s positive focus will be on “Safety”, “Teamwork,” “Opportunities” and “Power” all stakeholders will be encouraged to get involved and S.T.O.P.! Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior in our Schools which supports a safe, respectful, climate where all can succeed.  

Take the Online S.T.O.P.! Pledge

 I pledge to...

  • keep my school Safe by treating others as I want to be treated
  • join others in my school and use Teamwork to prevent bullying, cyber-bullying and other risky behaviors
  • take the Opportunity to think before I act and help others when I see the need
  • use my Power to act respectfully and help keep my school safe for all

After you take the pledge...

    S.T.O.P.! Pledge Results!

View your County's Statistics

GREEN Over 1,000 Pledges!
Floyd County, Calloway County/Murray Ind, McCracken County/Paducah Ind, Breckinridge County/Cloverport Ind, Hardin County/Elizabethtown Ind, Christian County, Boone County/Walton Verona Ind, Greenup County/ Raceland-Worthington Ind/ Russell Ind, Grayson County, Livingston County, Pulaski County/ Somerset Ind/ Science Hill Ind, Franklin County/Franklin Ind, Ballard County, Marshall County,
and Boyd County/ Fairview Ind

BLUE Over 500 Pledges!
Henry County/ Eminence Ind, Carlisle County, Crittenden County, Clark County, Muhlenberg County, Clay County, Trigg County, McCreary County, Hopkins County/Dawson Springs, Campbell County/Bellevue Ind/ Dayton Ind/ Fort Thomas Ind/ Newport Ind/Silver Grove Ind, Southgate Ind, Clinton County, Monroe County, Pendleton County, and Grant County/Williamstown Ind

RED Over 250 Pledges!
McLean County, Lyon County, Johnson County, Rowan County, Lee County, Fayette County, Nelson County, Breathitt County, Graves County, Kenton County, Powell County, Fulton County, Cumberland County, Wolfe County, Perry County, Edmonson County, Warren County, Jessamine County, Boyle County, Casey County, Jackson County, Meade County, Barren County, Jefferson County, and Allen County

PINK Over 50 Pledges!

Webster County, Adair County, Morgan County, Lincoln County, Woodford County, Elliot County, Montgomery County, Mercer County, Union County, Hickman County, Gallatin County, Trimble County, Logan County, Magoffin County, Hancock County, and Taylor County


Join the Celebration in your School, Town and County!

To run a great campaign, here is what you'll need:
Safe Schools Week PowerPoint Presentation

Get your community involved and prior to KY Safe Schools Week promote it in your area; in the newspaper, on the radio, on your school website, there is no limit!

*NEW* Booklet 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!

See what schools are doing around Kentucky! Click to View photos

Share photos of your KY Safe Schools Week Campaign with KCSS!
Send your photos to:


Watch the Video: KY Safe Schools Week Proclamation Signing at Murray Calloway County, KY
Students and administrators from Murray and Calloway County schools gathered at the courthouse Monday for a proclamation signing recognizing Oct. 20-26 as Kentucky Safe Schools Week. Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins and Murray City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Jason Pittman signed the proclamation, and they are pictured here with the school representatives and officials with the Murray Police Department and Calloway County Sheriff's Office and the Kentucky Center for School Safety.

Take the Pledge- "S.T.O.P.!"

Click here
Click Here to Take the S.T.O.P. Pledge
  • Print your very own certificate
  • Watch your county stats grow with pride!
  • Coming Soon: Tips on how to use the S.T.O.P.! Pledge

Last year students across Kentucky took the online pledge from Paducah to Pikeville. Over 95,000 students, teachers, parents and community members pledged to stop bullying. Let's work hard this year to STOP! Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior in our Schools!


STUDENTS: Pledge, Stickers, Website

Hey Kids...
You can make all the difference! Join with others in your school. Take every opportunity you have to watch for unsafe practices or people needing assistance. Show respect to everyone. Use your power and abilities to make your school a better place to learn and hang-out. Do your part to  "S.T.O.P.!" Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior your school.  Understand that you are important to your school community and don't get caught up in peer-pressure. Take back the control of what you do and where you go. Use the team spirit to make a positive change in the climate of your school.

You can "S.T.O.P.!" Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior in your school.  Join students across Kentucky and...


Resources to include in your lessons or planning for your schools.

S.T.O.P. Tipline

STOP Tipline

Kentucky Center for School Safety is proud to provide an email tipline to all Kentucky schools. The Safety Tipline, Online Prevention or S.T.O.P Tipline is designed for use as an "online" reporting/prevention tool. If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (bullying, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format.
Several school districts will be piloting this program during the fall of 2013. It will be free of charge to schools in Kentucky. For more info visit or call KCSS at 270-809-2325.