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.
***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 Lexington. There 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
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
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.