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School Safety Center

The School Safety Center is a component of Secondary Education and Student Support at OSPI. RCW 28A.320.125 requires all public school districts and public schools to have current school safety plans and procedures in place. High-quality safety plans provide for the prevention, protection, mitigation, response to, and post crisis recovery from a variety of potential emergency situations. These may include natural and man-made hazards, security issues, and a broad spectrum of human safety related topics such as active shooters, bullying, internet safety, substance abuse prevention, and suicide prevention.

To help ensure safe schools and districts, the Safety Center provides resources to help in the development of high-quality emergency operations/safety plans built around the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans. This H-Q EOP Guide is a collaborative product from USDOE, FEMA, Homeland Security, and several other federal agencies. In addition, monthly meetings with the School Safety Advisory Committee complement our commitment to keeping all students safe at school each and every day.

To begin your emergency operations/safety planning process, please visit the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans, and see the Overview of the REMS Six Step Planning Process.

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