October is Ohio School Safety Month


Ohio School Safety Month has been designated to increase public awareness of school safety programs and encourage Ohioans to identify their roles in keeping Ohio schools a safe place for students to learn and grow. Ohio’s Comprehensive School Safety Framework offers a comprehensive approach that balances providing physical and psychological safety in Ohio schools. The Comprehensive School Safety Framework includes:

  • Evidence-based best practices to assist schools in developing a comprehensive approach that engages school staff, students and families;
  • Important role assignments for personnel who are essential to the development of a comprehensive school safety approach, including principals, counselors, school security and law enforcement; and
  • A list of the short-term, intermediate and long-term results the framework will deliver to more holistically support every child across Ohio.
Each week will highlight information schools and districts can use to support school safety. Together, districts, schools, families and communities can take action to create a school environment that facilitates students’ physical and psychological safety.

For questions about school safety, please contact saferschools@education.ohio.gov.

Relationships for student safety, register to attend webinar on positive preventative interventions 

Join the Ohio School Safety Center and Lakewood City Schools for a webinar entitled Positive Preventative Interventions: Alternatives to Discipline Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

Lakewood City Schools will present two preventative interventions the district currently is using and discuss the success of implemented programs seen in their student body. The presentation also will include tips on how participants can implement similar programs in their districts. The Ohio School Safety Center will facilitate a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.

Visit the event page for more information and to register for the event.