The Safe Schools Online Application serves as a data collection vehicle, content distribution, and report repository for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools. Safe Schools, Student Assistance Program (SAP), and Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) data is collected annually and aggregated into an assortment of public and private reports.
The application provides public access to the Annual School Safety Reports collected on the Pennsylvania Management System (PIMS). Visit the
Safe Schools Online Report.
Mandatory Reporting - Due Dates*
|4/10/2021||Bus Evacuation Drill and Security Drill ACS Reports**|
|6/30/2021||Executed copy of your Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).|
|7/31/2021||Fire Drill ACS Report|
|7/31/2021||School Security Drill ACS Report (included in the Fire Drill report)|
|7/31/2021||Updated Bullying Policy (policies need to be reviewed/updated every three years, including School Board approval)|
|7/31/2021||Safe Schools ACS report|
Once these report(s) are uploaded into PIMS, please print off your report, have your Superintendent/Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer sign the report and email to:
Please contact Russ Alves at (717)783-6777 with any questions or if you need assistance submitting your reports.
*Access updates and information on fire and school security drills during COVID-19.
**If a Security Drill was not held in each school building of any LEA during the first 90 days of the 2020-21 school year, that LEA must complete those drills by March 10 (well in advance of the April 10 Security Drill ACS Report deadline).
School Safety Task Force Report - 2018
In March 2018, Governor Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced the creation of Pennsylvania’s School Safety Task Force to identify strategies to improve school safety, security, and preparedness. During six regional listening sessions held from April through June 2018, Task Force members heard from government officials, statewide education organizations, law enforcement officials, community leaders, school officials, teachers, parents, and students.
School Safety Task Force Report (PDF) summarizes feedback shared at regional listening sessions and through an online survey, and offers recommendations to improve school safety through a variety of actions.