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SchoolSafety.gov Launches Back-to-School Campaign to Support Schools with Safety Resources

  • 1.  SchoolSafety.gov Launches Back-to-School Campaign to Support Schools with Safety Resources

    Posted 08-21-2023 08:12:00 AM

    the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Justice (DOJ), launched a public awareness campaign to highlight federal school safety resources and evidence-based practices available through SchoolSafety.gov. The initiative is one of several new actions the Biden-Harris Administration is taking to support safer schools and communities. 

    Through the campaign, the Administration will educate school administrators and personnel, teachers, parents and guardians, and state and local government officials about school safety resources available at SchoolSafety.gov. The goal is to advance the mission and maximize the benefits of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) by accelerating and enhancing the implementation of programs and initiatives that will help families, communities, and schools build capacity and establish and expand successful school safety strategies. The campaign is being launched for the back-to-school season to ensure schools have the tools they need to create and sustain welcoming, safe, and supportive learning environments for students and educators.

    As part of the campaign, SchoolSafety.gov they release a range of resources, including a video, communications toolkit, and infographics, to help schools learn more about how to enhance school safety, access support, and easily share information about the campaign with others in their community. The campaign will feature an informational webinar being held and recorded today showcasing federal training and technical assistance centers focused on issues related to school safety, school climate, and mental health supports. Campaign information and materials will be accessible through a dedicated hub on SchoolSafety.gov throughout August and September.

    Visit SchoolSafety.gov/back-to-school-campaign to learn more and get involved.

    Adam Lustig
    Director, Leadership Services
    National School Boards Association
    Alexandria, VA