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Kansas Safe and Secure Schools Unit


The Kansas State Department Of Education's Safe and Secure Schools Unit,  John Calvert (left) and Jim Green (right). 


To assist school district by helping them build solid foundations of readiness, security and resiliency to withstand ALL-Hazards and anything man-made (intentional or unintentional).

Safe and Supportive Schools Keynote Speaker Livestreams:

Monday, January 25 9am: Adam Holden "Culture Community and Alpine Mountain Goats!" CLICK HERE

Thursday, January 28 8:45am: Brian Mendler "That One Kid" CLICK HERE

Friday, January 29 2pm: Dr. Randy Watson "Closing Keynote" CLICK HERE


School Security After Action Report (SIMEX)

Cyber Threats during Remote Learning


2020-21 School Drills Information

Navigating Change Document

10 Essential Actions to Improve School Safety (Dept of Justice)

KDHE COVID-19 (CORONA) Virus Index

KSA 31-133 Fire Marshal; Power and Duties; Rules and Regulations (School Drills law)

Safe and Secure School Standards

Planning Resources

Drills, Exercises, and Information

Table Top Excercises for Schools (1 hour)

Free Online Courses


For more information, contact:

John Calvert


Safe and Secure Schools Unit

(785) 296-7056



Jim Green

School Safety Specialist

Safe and Secure Schools Unit

(785) 296-4946



Training Topics If you don't see something ASK, we will help ANYWAY we can!









     SAR Resources for Schools


Keep Kansas Schools Safe Make the Right Call 1-877-626-8203

The Kansas State Department of Education, in cooperation with the Kansas Highway Patrol, has established a school safety hotline. This hotline is a toll free number available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to give students, parents, and community members the opportunity to report any impending school violence. As you are aware, students usually have knowledge of potential school violence before it occurs. This hotline gives students the opportunity to anonymously report any potential violence.






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