School Safety Recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education recommends school safety measures
for educational agencies as part of or in addition to existing
comprehensive crisis plans for handling potential emergency situations.
Center for Safe Schools
The Center for
Safe Schools seeks creative and effective solutions to problems that
disrupt the educational process and affect school safety. Training,
technical assistance, and a clearinghouse of video and print materials
are available through the Center to help schools identify and implement
effective programs and practices. The Center also maintains a database
of resources available to assist school districts.
In 1995, Act 26,
the Safe Schools Act, created an Office of Safe Schools within the
Pennsylvania Department of Education. Under the direction of the
Department of Education, the Center for Safe Schools performs many of
the duties defined by Act 26. These duties include data collection,
assisting schools in meeting the requirements of Act 26 and providing
resources to educators on a variety of programs and issues.