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No-Cost threat assessment training opportunity


Ohio’s educational service centers will offer free training in the nationally recognized Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) model this fall. All Ohio schools and districts are invited to participate in the CSTAG threat assessment training to meet threat assessment team needs and fulfill the Safety and Violence Education Students (SAVE Students) Act threat assessment requirements. Educational service centers will contact their local schools and districts with information on how to schedule CSTAG training in their regions.

Training in the CSTAG model requires districts to create multidisciplinary threat assessment teams consisting of district and school personnel from each school. The district multidisciplinary team should include the following:

  • District Team: Two or three personnel responsible for school safety
  • Elementary School Teams: Three people, including the principal, a school mental health professional (counselor, social worker or psychologist) and one other person
  • Middle and High School Teams: Five people, including the principal, assistant principal, a school mental health professional (counselors, social worker or psychologist), school resources officer, if applicable, and one or two other people

Visit the Department’s website for more information. Districts can contact their local educational service center or Jill Jackson with questions.
The Ohio Department of Education is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Aleshia McNutt, ADA coordinator, at ADAaccommodation@education.ohio.gov or (614) 387-2200 (voice) no later than 14 days before the event.