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​New for Schools! – Baseline Criteria

On February 24, 2021, the SSSC was presented with "Baseline Criteria" guidance that schools can use to guide their decisions about physical security and behavioral health needs.  For over the past year, the Baseline Criteria Workgroup under the SSSC has worked to develop these criteria, which organize safety and security-related equipment, trainings, policies, programs and activities into a tiered structure (i.e., from Tier 1, which would be the most basic element, to Tier 3, the most advanced).  The tiered guide serves as a resource schools can reference to help determine their level of need.  The Physical and Behavioral Health criteria (see links below) have been designed with enough flexibility to meet the unique needs and varied requirements of all schools in the state.   If you have any questions or comments regarding the Baseline Criteria, please email

Behavioral Health Baseline Criteria 

Physical Security Baseline Criteria