Annual safety plan certification reminder
Schools must annually certify to the Ohio Department of Education that their safety plan documents are current and accurate. School and district administrators with compliant school safety plans, from 2017 and earlier, have until July 1 of each year to complete this annual review.
Schools should ensure floor plans, emergency procedures and emergency contact sheets represent the current location, processes and staff at the school. The annual certification window to verify all elements in each plan are current, opens on Jan. 1 and closes July 1. Schools are still required throughout the year to update plans when staff or procedures change.
Once this is complete, log in to the school safety plan application in SAFE and enter the completion date for the review. Directions are available here. If there are plan revisions, update the documents in SAFE by using the “edit” button to upload the revised plans. For questions — or if you need assistance — contact the Center for P-20 Safety and Security at (614) 644-2641 or email SaferSchools@DPS.Ohio.gov.