Nebraska School Safety

The Nebraska Department of Education is creating a comprehensive School Safety Task Force to review current school safety, security, and preparedness practices and identify evidence-based strategies and impactful solutions to ensure Nebraska’s schools remain safe. Applications for this task force has been closed. Read more information on the task force.

Annual Safety Requirements for Schools

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Safe2HelpNE Toll Free Number 833-980-7233

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Toll Free Nebraska Number:  833-980-7233

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Safe2Help Frequently Asked Questions

Register your School for Safe2Help

K-12 TA Teams Website

Contact Jay Martin at jay.martin@nebraska.gov with any questions or concerns regarding Safe2Help registration.

Schools can now register for Safe2Help and have access to the K-12 Threat Assessment Teams website and resources without meeting any prerequisites. NDE, the PPC, and Boys Town will work with districts to help identify times to get members of your threat assessment team trained as we move forward.

New Dates Set for Basic Threat Assessment Training

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Additional Basic Threat Assessment trainings offered

Register here:  https://www.esupdo.org

Preventing Targeted Violence Training

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Choose in person training either December 7 in North Platte or December 8 in Kearney. The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is offering this advanced training at no cost to two targeted audiences. Learn more:  Preventing Targeted Violence: The Influence of Extremist Elements of Threat Assessment

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Safety and Security Standards

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SRO Memorandum of Understandings

Various Safety Trainings – on Zoom, unless noted otherwise Date Registration or Times Available
PFA Level 3 December 6, 2022 Registration is Closed. See below for PFA Level 3 Trainings during the Spring 2023 Semester.
Basic Threat Assessment – Hybrid:  at ESU 13 and Zoom January 18-19, 2023 Register here
PFA Level 1 (Second Semester) January 24, 2023 or April 18, 2023 Register here
Threat Assessment Level 2: Threat Communication – Hybrid: at ESU 9 and Zoom February 1, 2023 Register here
PFA Level 2 (Second Semester) February 21, 2023 or May 2, 2023 Register here
PFA Level 3 (Second Semester) March 21, 2023 or June 5, 2023 Register here
Threat Assessment Level 3: Threat Management – Hybrid: ESU 17 and Zoom March 22, 2023 Register here
Basic Threat Assessment – Hybrid: At ESU 7 and Zoom June 13-14, 2023 Register here
Threat Assessment Level 3: Threat Management – Hybrid: At ESU 6 and Zoom June 15, 2023 Register here
Basic Threat Assessment – Hybrid: At ESU 2 and Zoom August 7-8, 2023 Register here
Threat Assessment Level 2: Threat Communication – Hybrid: Location TBD and Zoom August 10, 2023 Register here

Please note:  The goal of this training is to assist schools to build Psychological First Aid (PFA) support teams. PFA is the suggested component of the recovery process of your Emergency Operations Plan. The PFA response can help staff and students recover from a broad range of distressful reactions to crisis incidents.

This training is designed for staff who have served or plan to serve on the Crisis Response team and is provided at no cost to schools.

Standard Response Protocol training is available for all schools in Nebraska. Contact Jolene Palmer at the Nebraska Department of Education to set up a training in your area.

Dr. Mario Scalora and Dr. Denise Bulling of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center are partnering with Dr. Jolene Palmer, the Nebraska Department of Education Safety and Security Director, to conduct basic and advanced threat assessment training for Nebraska schools. The training is sponsored by local Educational Service Units in all areas of the state and features guidelines created by the Public Policy Center that translate the science and practice of threat assessment for use by local school and community teams. Participants in the training include educators, administrators, law enforcement, mental health, public health, and human resource professionals around the state of Nebraska. This training utilizes a threat assessment strategy specifically tailored for rural settings and other schools with limited resources.

General Threat Assessment Information

Child Abuse and Neglect  developed by Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

2021 Administrator Days School Safety Presentation

Updated November 17, 2022 10:45am