School Safety

 

School Safety Consultant

Mary Teachout, M.A.T

517-241-7092

Teachoutm@michigan.gov

 

Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

Safe schools promote the protection of students from violence, exposure to weapons and threats, theft, bullying, and the sale or use of illegal substances on school grounds. But school safety involves much more than the physical space our students occupy. Social, emotional and physical safety all play important roles in our students lives and academic success. Below are some resources to help think about the environment and improve the climate for students and staff.

 

Data Collection:

District Guidance for Website Posting PA 532 of 2016

PA 532 of 2016 Collection

Incident Reporting

Michigan Student Data System Disciplinary Data Collection

 

Legislation:

Chase Edwards Law (Suicide Prevention)

Matt Epling Safe School Law (Anti-bullying Law)

PA 532 of 2016

Emergency Operations Plan

Emergency Drills

Corporal Punishment

Suspensions and Expulsions

Expulsions Due to Weapons, Arson and Criminal Sexual Conduct

Physical Assault - Student to Employee or Volunteer

Physical Assault - Student to Student

Verbal Assault and Bomb Threat

 

Model Policies:

Model Code of Student Conduct (2019)

Model Anti-Bullying Policy (2020)

Emergency Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraint (2017)

 

Resources:

Alternatives to Suspension and Expulsion Toolkit

Restorative Justice Practices

Michigan State Police Office of School Safety

National Center of Safe Supportive Learning Environments

SchoolSafety.gov

National Association of School Resource Officers

 

Safety Guidance:

MI Safety & Drill Planning Considerations for the 2020-2021 School Year

School Drinking Water Program