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Safer Schools Ohio - SpeakUp

Posted on: September 1, 2015
Tags: Speakup

What is Safer Schools Ohio?

Safer Schools Ohio is a multi-agency effort created to assist schools in continuously improving the safety of our students.

By calling or texting the statewide hotline, 844-SAFEROH, you can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you,your friends or your school.

Safety Plans

Paramount in this effort is ensuring each school has a strong building safety plan.  Schools are comparing their existing plans to a model plan developed by the Attorney General's School Safety Task Force that outlines the best approaches to keeping kids safe. State experts, including those in the Department of Public Safety's
Ohio Homeland Security division, review the information and provide guidance to help schools implement best practices and improve their plans.

Support

The state Emergency Management Agency and the University of Findlay will provide training to schools and local first responders at no cost.This will help local educators develop comprehensive safety initiatives in cooperation 
with local law enforcement. Additionally, Ohio Homeland Security will provide technical assistance at no 
cost to local stakeholders as they develop and implement their school safety plans.

Reporting Hotline

Public safety officials offer the hotline 844-SAFEROH at no cost to schools as a way for students  to report 
potential suicides, school shootings, bullying or other problems anonymously.