Safe Schools

Published: 4/17/2017 8:37 AM

The Safe Schools Team at the Kentucky Department of Education provides various resources for schools, parents and districts, such as bullying prevention training, suicide prevention training, assistance with children experiencing bullying, and guidance on Missing Children in Kentucky and Safe Schools data collection in schools.

Special Announcement

***All District Safe Schools Coordinators are invited to attend the Safe Schools Coordinators Networking Meeting to be held on June 14  from noon to 3:00 p.m. in LexingtonThere is no cost to attend.  To sign up, click here.  This event will precede the Persistence to Graduation Summit, which will begin the evening of June 14 with registration opening at 4:00 p.m., a poverty simulation from 4:30-6:00 p.m., and a reception from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Breakout sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 15.


The Safe Schools Team at KDE creates and distributes a newsletter for all District Safe Schools Coordinators.  Please see below for our latest newsletter:

The Safety Net - January 2017

​​​Other Safe Schools Resources

Suicide Prevention​

Kentucky Center for School Safety

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

​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
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4772
Fax (502) 564-7820