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School Safety Resources

Updated August 5, 2019

Safe2Say Annual Report for School Year 2018-19​
PowerPoint: Safe2Say Presentation, School Safety & Security Conference (November 2018)
FAQ: Safe2Say Program 

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)

Other Informational Resources:
Guide to Cyberbullying: Awareness and Prevention (from Alarms.org)
AASA Toolkit: School Safety & Crisis Planning
Webinar: School Threat Assessment: A Proactive Guide for Schools (sponsored by PASA, PSBA, PSEA, PA Principals Assn.)
Video: "Know the Signs" (Sandy Hook Promise)
"Lesson Plan: Civic Engagement and Ways for Students to Get Involved" (PBS Newshour Extra) 
List of School Safety Resources & Publications (as published by Sigma - Threat Management Associates)
ALICE Training website (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)
A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools (NASP)
Student Activism after Parkland: Some First Amendment Considerations for School District Leaders (Hogan Lovells)
Supporting Superintendents, Supporting Students: Resources For School And Gun Safety Discussions And Advocac​y (AASA)   
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:
 Webinar from the U.S. Department of Education's center on readiness and emergency management for schools about family reunification

Family Reunification Resources from the Education Department
School crisis guide from the National Education Association

Brief about Reunification and  Guide for Proper Procedures from the National Association of School Psychologists