Secretary Spellings joined President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and Attorney General Gonzales to host a Conference on School Safety on October 10, 2006. Teachers, parents, administrators, law enforcement officials, and other experts discussed best practices and lessons learned about school safety during the conference at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Additional School Safety Resources
Action Guide for Emergency Management at Institutions of Higher Education
This Action Guide, revised in 2010, offers higher education institutions a useful resource in the field of emergency management.
Safe & Drug-Free Schools: Resources for School Administrators
Crisis planning, preventing school attacks, threat assessment, truancy prevention, organizations that can help, and more.
Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
Find out about ED programs, reports, and other resources on violence and drug prevention, character education, health and physical education.
National centers for the prevention of school violence and youth gangs, website of partnerships against violence, and Department of Justice resources.
Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities
Guidelines and ideas on how to develop emergency response and crisis management plans.
School Violence Prevention Resources
More than 50 federal documents and websites on youth and school violence prevention (from the Safe Schools, Healthy Students Initiative).