Safe Schools

Published: 5/17/2016 2:57 PM

Kentucky's general assembly, through KRS 158.442, provides funding to local school districts through the Kentucky Center for School Safety, in an effort to support substance abuse prevention and violence reduction programming. Since the federal Title IV program was discontinued, the Safe Schools Grant program is the state’s primary funding source for prevention activities and provides funds to all school districts within the state, with allocations based on enrollment. This grant money is managed and monitored by the Kentucky Center for School Safety, according to spending guidelines within that agency.

KDE collaborates with the Kentucky Center for School Safety to provide training and professional development to school districts.  Throughout the year Kentucky Center for School Safety is available to schools across Kentucky, as a "one stop shop" for school safety resources, training and assistance. 

Suicide Prevention​

​Senate Bill 8

House Bill 354

KRS 158.445​ - Local assessment of school safety and school discipline

KRS 158.444 - Reporting of discipline to KDE from student information system

KRS 158.156 - Reporting of commission of felony
KRS 158.148 - Student discipline guidelines and model policy
KRS 158.150 - Suspension or expulsion of pupils
KRS 158.155 - Reporting of specific incidents of student conduct
KRS 158.162 - Mandatory adoption of emergency response plan
KRS 527.070 - Unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds - posting of sign - exemptions
KRS 525.070 - Harassment
KRS 525.080 - Harassing communications

Victoria Fields
Next-Generation Schools and Districts
Division of Student Success
500 Mero Street, 8th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4772
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