Kentucky Center for School Safety

Remember to Share the S.T.O.P. Tip Line with Students, Community

The S.T.O.P. tip line is a free, anonymous tip submission system that can be used by schools to provide students, staff, parents and community members with a way to report concerning behavior, threats of harm, threats towards the school and other types of information online or via telephone.

By |2022-08-08T15:59:20-04:00August 8, 2022|

Be a Safety Star: Celebrate Kentucky Safe Schools Week Oct. 17-23

Kentucky Safe Schools Week, sponsored by the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS), will be Oct. 17-23. This year’s theme – "Be a Safety Star" – will focus on spreading kindness, treating others with respect and abiding by safety rules and support.

By |2021-09-24T11:27:33-04:00September 24, 2021|

Wilcox shapes role of Kentucky school security marshal amid COVID-19

Kentucky’s first state school security marshal, Ben Wilcox, was preparing for an initial round of school safety inspections when COVID-19 closed schools statewide. But he and his subordinates are moving forward with required risk assessments, working with school administrators to get in compliance with state standards.

By |2021-02-22T15:40:37-05:00October 19, 2020|

KDE to recommend waivers delaying charter school authorization training

Interim Kentucky Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown told the Local Superintendents Advisory Council at its Jan. 28 meeting of his intention to make two recommendations to the Kentucky Board of Education that would address the requirement that local school board members receive 12 hours of charter school authorization training for the next year.

By |2020-01-30T15:33:11-05:00January 30, 2020|

Bringing parents to the table

The Every Student Succeeds Act – the federal law that governs K-12 public education – the phrase “parent and family engagement” is used in lieu of “parental involvement.” While that seems like a minor change, I think it is a big shift in how we think about the relationship between families and our schools.

By |2018-09-12T11:38:43-04:00October 2, 2018|
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