School Safety

South Dakota schools strive to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students. Below are some resources schools can use to take steps to plan for these potential emergencies through the creation of a school Emergency Operations Plan.

Academic Community Exercise Starter Kits
Addressing Adult Sexual Misconduct in the School Setting
Community of Practice for School Preparedness Leadership Group
Conduct a Site Assessment
Cybersecurity Resource Guide
Federal Commission on School Safety final report
FBI Pre-Attack Behaviors Study
Free Emergency Management Planning Tools
Free Web-Based App to Create Your EOP
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans
Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Opperations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education
Is My School Prepared? 8 Questions for Principals to Assess School Safety
Is My District Prepared? 8 Questions for Superintendents and School Boards
Is Your Child’s School Prepared? 8 Questions Parents Can Ask to Assess School Safety
Is My Classroom Prepared? 8 Questions for Teachers
K12 School Security Guide 2nd Edition 508
K12 School Security Survey 2018
K12 School Security Survey 508
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission - Initial Report
Missouri Center for Educational Safety (CES) IT/Cyber Security Checklist
Missouri School Boards Association – Emergency Planning for Students with Special and Functional Needs within the Context of School and Community Planning
National School Boards – Fostering Safer Schools
NSSA Drill-Exercise Worksheet
Project Stand Up for School Safety Law Enforcement Primer
Project StandUp for School Safety
Responding To Student Protests
REMS TA Center Guide
School Resource Officer FAQs
School Sentinel Program
School Tip Line Toolkit for Homeland Security
South Dakota Homeland Security Resource Guide
US Dept. of Homeland Security & US Secret Service – Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model
Use of Social Media During Disasters Resource Guide
Virtual Training: Simulation Tool for School Safety

To request no-cost active killer threat training for your school contact contact

Ann Larsen, South Dakota Department of Education (605) 773-6400
Stefan Pluta, South Dakota Department of Public Safety (605) 773-3178
Cari Leidholt, South Dakota Department of Public Safety (605) 773-8138