Launched in 2020, SchoolSafety.gov is a collaborative, interagency website created by the Federal government to provide schools and districts with actionable recommendations to create safe and supportive learning environments for students and educators. The site serves as a one-stop access point for information, resources, guidance, and evidence-based practices on a range of school safety topics. Through the site, members of the kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) academic community can also use tools to prioritize school safety actions, find applicable resources and funding opportunities, connect with state and local school safety officials, and develop school safety plans.
SchoolSafety.gov is the public-facing vehicle of the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse (Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Evidence-Based Practices), an interagency effort among the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice. The Clearinghouse serves as an ongoing and coordinated effort that includes regular interagency review of evidence-based content and recommended best practices to keep schools safe, as well as the curation and distribution of resources, guidance, and tools for school communities across the country.
Watch the animated video below to learn more about the resources available through SchoolSafety.gov. This brief video includes information on SchoolSafety.gov’s topic areas, unique tools, and the ways schools and districts can use the site to create safe, positive, and supportive learning environments.