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School Safety Resources

Updated APRIL 25, 2019

PowerPoint: Safe2Say Presentation, School Safety & Security Conference (November 2018)
FAQ: Safe2Say Program (Updated Jan. 4, 2019)

Audit Criteria Regarding Safety and Security
“School Safety and Security Committee Safety and Security Assessment Criteria”
 (Adopted by the PA Commission on Crimes and Delinquency, September 2018)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD): School Safety

From the PDE and PEMA
Template: Model MOU between Local Law Enforcement and School Entity (PDE)
Statement from Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera (Feb. 28, 2018)
All Hazards Toolkit (PEMA)
Sample Superintendent letter to parents (PA Department of Education, Office of Safe Schools)

Federal Resources
"Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools" (U.S. Department of Education)
"Making Schools Safer" (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, May 2013)
"Understanding and Preventing School Shootings in the United States" (Congressional Briefing, Feb. 10, 2015)
A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013 (U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, Sept. 16, 2013) School Walkouts
"School Walkouts as Civil Disobedience: How Should Districts Respond?"  (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
"Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies" (U.S. Department of Education: Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools [REMS] Technical Assistance Center)
Resources about incorporating reunification into crisis plans:
*A webinar from the U.S. Department of Education's center on readiness and emergency management for schools about family reunification
*Accompanying resources from the Education Department
*A school crisis guide from the National Education Association
*A brief about reunification and a guide for proper procedures from the National Association of School Psychologists

PASA Testimony
House Education Committee (3/15/18)
Senate Education Committee (3/2/18)

Statements on School Safety
Joint Statement on Student Voice and Demonstrations in Response to the Parkland, Florida Shootings (Feb. 26, 2018)
AASA Position on School Safety: A Response to the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary (July 11, 2013)
PASA Statement on School Safety (April 2013, as agreed to by the PASA Board of Governors)