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School Safety

Safe schools are fundamental to students' school successes and achievements. Consequently, providing a safe and orderly school environment remains an ever-present priority of the Mississippi Department of Education. School safety should be addressed through a comprehensive approach that focuses on prevention, intervention and response planning. Systems and programs should be in place that create caring school communities where all students and staff feel safe and supported. Key to the process of building and maintaining safe schools is the development of active partnerships between schools and communities.

The Division of School Safety provides support to schools in the areas of physical security, emergency operations and school discipline. Training and technical assistance may be requested to provide guidance in the development of a safe and secure school environment for students, faculty and administrators. Resources and areas of technical assistance include:

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School Law PrimerPDF1.89 MB25 Sep, 2013 Download
Unlawful Activity FormPDF128.15 KB21 Sep, 2011 Download
School Safety Law Manual 2009PDF792.34 KB21 Sep, 2011 Download
School Safety Law and Policy Development AppendicesPDF1.06 MB21 Sep, 2011 Download
Pandemic ResourcesDOC54.00 KB21 Sep, 2011 Download
Mississippi School Occupational Safety and Crisis Response Plan TemplateDOC7.52 MB21 Sep, 2011 Download
AG Search & Seizure ManualPDF780.96 KB21 Sep, 2011 Download

Office of Safe and Orderly Schools     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-1028     Fax: (601) 359-3184

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