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Back-to-School Safety Infographic: Topics and Tips from SchoolSafety.gov
The following is a message from SchoolSafety.gov:
School Safety Partners,
The start of a new school year is a critical time for the K-12 community. In addition to the typical academic and administrative challenges a new school year can present, the K-12 community must also contend with evolving school safety and security issues and potential threats. In fact, according to a 2021 study authored by the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center, perpetrators of acts of violence often choose dates around the start or end of school breaks.
Now, and all year long, members of the school community have an important role in maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for students, teachers, and school personnel. While schools have different needs and considerations that determine how they address school safety, a holistic approach is recommended. Common actions used in a holistic approach to school safety can include mental health support and access, targeted violence prevention, and fostering a positive school climate, among others.
As we work with our school safety partners for a safe and successful return to school, please find in the attached two-pager key school safety topics and strategies to consider for the upcoming year. We encourage you to reference and share this infographic with your members, stakeholders, networks, and schools in your communities ahead of the first day of school.
You can find more information by visiting SchoolSafety.gov and following us on Twitter at @SchoolSafetyGov, where we will be spotlighting back-to-school safety resources throughout the month. Please contact the School Safety team at SchoolSafety@hq.dhs.gov if you have any questions.
Thank you for your continued partnership and support as we work together to help make our schools safer and more secure for the start of a new semester and beyond.
Message sent on behalf of the Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Evidence-Based Practices (Federal School Safety Clearinghouse)