School Safety Center

The School Safety Center provides resources to districts and schools to help in the development of high-quality emergency operations and safety plans. Feeling safe is fundamental for a positive learning environment. RCW 28A.320.125 requires all public school districts and public schools to have current school safety plans and procedures in place. The School Safety Center is a component of Student Support and works in close collaboration with System and School Improvement, as well as other departments within OSPI. In addition, regularly scheduled meetings of the School Safety Advisory Committee complement our commitment to keeping all students safe at school each and every day.

Safety Planning Toolkit
The Safety Planning Guide is based on The Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans, a collaborative efforts among the USDOE, FEMA, Homeland Security, and several other federal agencies.

Laws, RCWs, WACs
A list of Washington state laws that apply to K–12 public school safety and security.

School Safety A–Z Resources
The resources listed here provide information for the prevention, protection, mitigation, response to, and post crisis recovery from a variety of potential emergency situations.

Trainings and Professional Development
Topics include active shooter, bullying, human trafficking, shelter-in-place, gangs in schools, and much more.

Data and Reports
Student behavior data, weapon reports, truancy reports, restraint and isolation reports, Healthy Youth Survey, and Emergency Response Survey.

What's New

2018 School Safety Summary Report

Restraint and Isolation Reporting Webinar

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Safety Center

   Updated 12/18/2018

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