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Hot Policy Topic: School Safety Resources

• Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Office of School Safety Resources, including:

Wisconsin School Threat Assessment Protocol: A Guide for School Personnel and Law Enforcement Officers
Comprehensive School Security Framework – Making Wisconsin Schools Safer
Other School Safety Resources, including school safety grant application information
Safe Schools Legal Resource Manual

• Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

• Safe Schools Resources
• School Mental Health Resources
• “Sharing Information Across Systems” Resource
• Summary Framework and Recommendations for Action – Wisconsin Safe Schools Initiative

• WASB School Safety Resources

• School Safety-Related Policies and Plans List
• Law Changes Affect School Safety Planning and Implementation (March 2018 issue of Policy Perspectives)
Providing for School Safety: Threat Reporting and Assessment (June 2018 issue of The FOCUS)
Complying With the New Requirements to Conduct, Evaluate, and Review Student Drills in the Proper Response to a “School Violence Event” (November 2018 issue of Policy Perspectives)
Law Change Authorizes Giving Previous Warning of State-Required Safety Drills (November 2019 issue of Policy Perspectives)
WASB Insurance Plan Library Resources
Sample policies/procedures and Background Information on school safety-related topics are available to subscribers of WASB’s Policy Resource Guide via the online PRG
Sample school safety-related policies and plans from other Wisconsin school districts are available upon request from WASB’s Policy Services Assistant (

• Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center Resources

• Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association’s Emergency Operations and School Safety Plan template

• U.S. Department of Education

• Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center
• Guide for Developing High Quality School Emergency Operations Plans; and The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: A Companion to the School Guide
Practical Information on Crisis Planning

• U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

• Active Shooter Preparedness Resources
• Primer to Design Safe School Projects in Case of Terrorist Attacks and School Shootings
• Integrated Rapid Visual Screening of Schools A How-to-Guide to Mitigate Multi-Hazard Effects Against School Facilities

• U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center Resources, including guidelines for enhancing school safety using a threat assessment model

• American Association of School Administrators School Safety and Crisis Planning Toolkit

• National Association of School Psychologists School Safety and Crisis Resources

The Role of Technology in Improving K-12 School Safety [2016 Rand Corporation Justice Policy Program report commissioned by the National Institute of Justice]