Safe Schools PlanningInformation intended to help schools identify elements and resources important in improving school climate and safety.
California Education Code requires that all kindergarten through grade12 schools develop, update, and adopt a comprehensive school safety plan (CSSP) annually, and forward the CSSP to the school district or county office of education for approval.
Statewide School Comprehensive School Safety Planning September 15, 2022 (Video; 40:17)
This webinar reviews legislative requirements and recommendations of EC 32280-32289.5, timelines for adoption and approval of the CSSPs, considerations for collaborating with law enforcement, and emergency management information.
Senate Bill 541
on School Lockdown Drills and Multioption Response Drills: Report to the Governor and Legislature
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.
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 . 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.
Annual Reminder to Update and Adopt Comprehensive School Safety Plans by March 1, 2023 (PDF)
Reminder letter to update and adopt comprehensive school safety plans.