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Safe Schools Plans Guidance

Safe Schools Plans Submission Documents

Safe Schools Site Safety Plan Template Schools may wish to consider utilizing this template in the formation of their safe schools plans. This template is a framework for school safety planning and includes all the necessary elements for a thorough plan. The plan is required to be SCHOOL SITE specific. Information within in the plan must reflect specific school site information in order to meet review requirements and be approved by the PED. For more information regarding the template and submission, please contact Kathryn Bolkovac at

New Training Opportunity

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center provides a menu of training opportunities:
SITE ASSESS Mobile App Flyer (K-12 & IHE)
Emergency Management Virtual Toolkit Flyer (K-12 & IHE)
Building Blocks to School Safety Toolkit (K-12)
Cybersecurity Considerations Fact Sheets (K-12 & IHE)
Cyber Safety Considerations for K-12 Schools & School Districts Fact Sheet (K-12)
Preparedness Mission Areas Fact Sheets (K-12)
EOP Interactive Tools Flyer (K-12 & IHE)
Developing & Enhancing MOUs with your Community Partners Training Package (K-12)
Understanding Educator Resilience & Developing a Self-Care Plan Training Package (K-12)
Responding to Bereavement & Loss Training Package (K-12)

Senate Bill 147 (SB147)-School Safety Drill Requirements are as follows:

An emergency drill shall be conducted in each public and private school once a week during the first four weeks of the school year. Of these:

  • One (1) shall be shelter-in-place that includes preparation to respond to an active shooter.
  • One (1) shall be an evacuation drill.
  • Two (2) shall be fire drills.

During the rest of the school year, each school shall conduct at least four (4) additional emergency drills, at least two (2) of which shall be fire drills.

In locations where a fire department is maintained, a member of the fire department shall be requested to be in attendance for the purpose of giving instruction and constructive criticism.

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For questions about Safe Schools Plans, please contact:

Kathryn Bolkovac
Safe Schools Program Coordinator

Page last updated February 28, 2023