School Safety and Safety Plans

In 2013, the Center for P-20 Safety and Security was formed as a collaborative effort between the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education to create safe and supportive learning environments and respond to violence and its causes in educational settings throughout Ohio.  Center personnel focus on school climate, safety, security and emergency management concerns in the K-12 and higher education environments, providing guidance and direction to promote physically safe and emotionally secure environments for students, educators, and staff. To learn more about the Center and the four components of their work, click here.

School Safety Plans - Prevent, Prepare, Respond, Recover

Ohio Revised Code 3313.536 (HB422) requires that the board of education of each city, exempted village, and local school district and the governing authority of each chartered nonpublic school adopt a comprehensive school safety plan for each school building under the board's or governing authority's control. Ohio schools may now begin submitting school safety plans via a secure online portal to help first responders in case of an emergency. 

State Guidance for Creating, Updating and Submitting Safety Plans

Federal Guidance for Creating/Updating Safety Plans

 Resources For Teachers

Resources For Families

Safety Resources

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Last Modified: 6/16/2014 1:53:36 PM