Safe Schools Week is observed October 16-22 across the U.S. The National School Safety Center (NSSC) launched the week-long commemoration in 1984. It draws the attention of students, school personnel, first responders and community members, and is supported by public officials and professional organizations.

Safe Schools Week is a time to recognize the work done to improve school safety and security and reflect on the long road ahead.

NSSC’s goal is to motivate key education and law enforcement policymakers, students, parents and community members to vigorously advocate for school safety, including keeping campuses free of crime and violence, improving discipline and increasing student attendance. All efforts help to ensure the well-being of all children and the quality of their education.


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A graphic with a quote from Scott Lord, spokesperson, PASS Advisory Council Technical Committee
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How You Can Take Action

Safe Schools Week is a great time to take action in your school or district. Learn more about school safety and security. To help, we’re offering you a preview of our newest edition of the PASS Safety and Security Guidelines.

These guidelines are updated every two years to reflect the latest best practices for school safety and security. The upcoming sixth edition of the PASS Guidelines and School Safety and Security Checklist are what we use to promote school safety year-round.

In the meantime, we encourage you to sign up for email updates, so you don’t miss out on the full release once it’s ready. Our guidelines will help you accurately assess the current state of safety and security measures on your campus and compare them against national best practices.

Plus, thanks to our volunteer contributors and PASS Partners, these guidelines remain FREE to download!