Find Resources to Create a Safer School
SchoolSafety.gov was created by the federal government to provide schools and districts with actionable recommendations to create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can thrive and grow.
Updated information: Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) into communities across the United States. Schools can play an important role in this effort. Please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). You can also visit the U.S. Department of Education for additional information on the impact of COVID-19 for your school or school district. In addition, CDC and DHS published Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19.
Create an action plan
Assess the efforts that you are taking to address school safety, and get a personalized action plan with next steps you can take.
Search for specific resources, like guidance, trainings, or fact sheets, that are vetted by SchoolSafety.gov.
Learn about upcoming events and opportunities for your school or district.
Take steps to improve physical security
Start with these low to no cost actions your school can take to make immediate safety improvements. After these immediate actions, use the School Safety Readiness Tool to continue making your school safer.