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Safe Schools Planning

Information intended to help schools identify elements and resources important in improving school climate and safety.

Senate Bill 541 External link opens in new window or tab. on School Lockdown Drills and Multioption Response Drills: Report to the Governor and Legislature External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on statewide survey findings and best practice recommendations regarding age-appropriate emergency response drills in California K-12 schools, districts, and county offices of education.

Assembly Bill 1747 External link opens in new window or tab. on Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Best practice considerations and resources for reviewing and approving plans.

Compliance Tool for Comprehensive School Safety Plans (PDF)
All California public schools kindergarten and grades one through twelve must develop a comprehensive school safety plan, per California Education Code sections 32280-32289.5 External link opens in new window or tab.. This tool provides a list of required contents to assist schools in creating a compliant plan.

School Safety Elements and Resources
Information intended to help schools identify elements and resources important in improving school climate and safety.

Improving Collaboration on School Safety Issues
Suggestions for working with students, parents, community residents, and law enforcement personnel.

Questions:   School Health and Safety Office | 916-319-0914
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 12, 2022