Safety in our schools is a right every student and family should expect. The State of Illinois has incorporated numerous initiatives to ensure our schools are as well prepared as possible. This Web page divides our information in two categories of pre-college (grades pre K-12) and College. Each discusses programs and initiatives the State of Illinois has adopted to ensure pre-planning for emergencies and the ability to respond to an emergency is there.
Pre-school through High School
- Campus Safety Initiative
Following the tragic event at Virginia Tech, the State of Illinois established the Campus Security Task Force. This multi-disciplinary task force, comprised of Illinois' top leaders in education, mental health, public safety and law enforcement, has been charged with crafting better, more effective campus security policies. They have also been charged with providing guidance directly to higher education campuses in order to improve mental health support on campus. Below are links containing the Task Force's report to the Governor on April 15, 2008.
- Campus Security Task Force Report
- Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008
- Multi Hazard Emergency Planning for Illinois Schools.
- Training Information: The Illinois State Board of Education in partnership with the Illinois Terrorism Task Force is sponsoring a statewide school security training project designed to increase the capacity of schools to plan for and manage critical incidents.
- Training Schedule
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