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School Safety


School Safety Consultant

Mary Teachout, M.A.T



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:

Suspension and Expulsion Guidance Document

District Guidance for Website Posting PA 532 of 2016

PA 532 of 2016 Collection

Incident Reporting

Michigan Student Data System Disciplinary Data Collection



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


The 7 Factors



Model Policies:

Model Code of Student Conduct (2019)

Model Anti-Bullying Policy (2020)

Emergency Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraint (2017)

Statewide Safe School Choice Policy (2003)


Grant Applications:

Section 97j Funding FAQ 

Section 97i Funding FAQ



Alternative Education Programs

Alternatives to Suspension and Expulsion Toolkit

DHHS Handle with Care Program

Restorative Justice Practices

Michigan State Police Office of School Safety

National Center of Safe Supportive Learning Environments

National Association of School Resource Officers


Safety Guidance:

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