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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,

Kentucky Safe Schools Week - October 16-22, 2016


2015 KCSS Annual ReportThis year's theme is “Be the HERO; STOP the Bullying!” which focuses on everyday heroes, their roles in our lives and how each one of us need to step up and "Be the HERO" when the opportunities arise both in school and in life.

Click Here to go to the KY Safe Schools Week page
Click Here to take the “Be the HERO; STOP the Bullying!” 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.

Ky Safe Schools Week Hero Pledge


Kentucky Center for School Safety Fall semester regional trainings

Kentucky Center for School Safety Fall semester regional trainingsKentucky Center for School Safety Fall semester regional trainings:
A variety of topics are available.
Check it out!
To register for any of these trainings, go to
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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).

Current School Safety News

  • Courage: A key to bullying prevention – Sept. 22, 2016 - Lexington Herald Leader - With social media, it can happen anywhere, anytime,” said Jon Akers, executive director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) … During a recent interview, Akers discussed how courage comes into play not only for bullying victims, but also for bystanders and parents...
  • Campbell County school receives $4.9M to help with bullying research- Sept. 19, 2016 - WLWT 5 – Campbell County, KY - The district received a $4.9 million grant for comprehensive school safety work, partnering with Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Kentucky Center for School Safety…
  • A Discussion on School Resource Officers with NASRO's Mo Canady – Sept. 15, 2016 - Campus Safety Magazine - NASRO Executive Director Mo Canady talks … benefits of school resource officers. … the importance of SROs building relationships with the school community …
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