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.

Community of Practice for School Preparedness Leadership Group
Conduct a Site Assessment
Cybersecurity Resource Guide
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
NSSA Drill-Exercise Worksheet
Responding To Student Protests
REMS TA Center Guide
South Dakota Homeland Security Resource Guide

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