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School Safety

Planning for emergencies is something every local education agency must consider, regardless of its size or location. While it's difficult to plan for every issue that could occur, preparation is key to saving lives – if and when a disaster strikes.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office for Safe Schools partners with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), the Pennsylvania State Police, other state agencies, and security organizations to offer best practice planning, programs, and training throughout Pennsylvania. Helpful resources and links appear below.