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SchoolSafety.gov empowers districts and schools to improve safety and security.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Education (ED), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created SchoolSafety.gov to share actionable recommendations to keep school communities safe. SchoolSafety.gov aims to help schools prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergency situations.

History

The Federal Commission on School Safety was established on March 12, 2018 to review safety efforts and recommend best practices to keep schools safe. The Federal Commission on School Safety released its final report in December 2018, which recommended that the federal government create a clearinghouse to provide school safety strategies and serve as a central location for federal resources.

SchoolSafety.gov Disclaimer 

​​​​​​The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Education (ED), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) do not endorse any individual, enterprise, product, or service.  DHS, ED, DOJ, and HHS do not mandate or prescribe practices, models, or other activities described on this website. DHS, ED, DOJ, and HHS do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information outside of those respective Departments, and the opinions expressed in any of these materials do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of DHS, ED, DOJ, and HHS. Implementation of the options for consideration identified on this website is purely voluntary, and a decision not to implement these voluntary measures will not result in any enforcement action.  Reference on this website to any specific option for consideration does not constitute endorsement of that option. SchoolSafety.gov is not intended to, and does not, create any legal rights. Do not use this website to report incidents or threats of school violence. Incidents or threats of school violence should be reported directly to your local law enforcement agency or by dialing 911.

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