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School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC)

The school safety and security committee provides central coordination of safety efforts and assists with drills and exercises, school safety and security audits, policy development, and training. The committee is made up of school district and community partners that collaboratively provide recommendations to the district’s board of trustees and district administrators. The purpose of this committee is specifically related to ensuring the safety and well-being of the students and staff within the district. Each district has their own committee so that they can provide feedback specific to the needs of their district.

Who is on the committee?

The committee, to the greatest extent practical, must include:

  • One or more representatives of an office of emergency management of a county or city in which the district is located.
  • One or more representatives of the local police department or sheriff’s office.
  • One or more representatives of the district’s police department, if applicable.
  • The president of the district’s board of trustees.
  • A member of the district’s board of trustees, other than the president.
  • The district’s superintendent.
  • One or more designees of the district’s superintendent, one of whom must be a classroom teacher in the district.
  • If the district partners with an open-enrollment charter school to provide instruction to students, a member of the open-enrollment charter school’s governing body or a designee of the governing body.
  • Two parents or guardians of students enrolled in the district.

Collaborative partners to support the committee may include, but are not limited to:

  • Local emergency management
  • First responders, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Local, state, and federal officials
  • Parent organizations
  • Local health authority
  • Community mental health organizations
  • Building inspectors or public works

The size of the committee may be adjusted according to the size of the district. Collaborative partners are selected based on the knowledge and experience they possess related to the duties of the school safety and security committee. This committee meets at least once during each academic semester and once during the summer. A committee that is established by a school district that operates schools on a year-round system, or in accordance with another alternative schedule, shall meet at least three times during each calendar year with an interval of at least two months between each meeting.

2023-2024 SSSC Meetings

2024-2025 SSSC Meetings