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.



Resources
Community of Practice for School Preparedness Leadership Group
Conduct a Site Assessment
Cybersecurity Resource Guide
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
NSSA Drill-Exercise Worksheet
Project Stand Up for School Safety Law Enforcement Primer
Responding To Student Protests
REMS TA Center Guide
School Sentinel Program
South Dakota Homeland Security Resource Guide

Trainings
To request no-cost active killer threat training for your school contact contact Isaac.Kurtz@state.sd.us.

Contacts
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