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Revised Baseline Criteria Standards (2023) & Resources

In January 2023, the SSSC reconvened the Baseline Criteria Workgroup to evaluate the 2021 standards and make recommendations for revisions and adjustments. On May 31, 2023, the SSSC adopted revised Physical Security and Behavioral Health Baseline Criteria, which were updated to provide additional flexibility to meet the unique needs of school entities, and to address feedback provided by school entities during the 2022 School Mental Health and Safety/Security Grants process.    
The criteria documents organize behavioral health and safety and security-related equipment, trainings, policies, programs, and activities into a multi-leveled structure (i.e., from Level 1, which would be the most basic element, to Level 3, the most advanced). More detailed information about the Revised Baseline Criteria Standards as well as other resources to assist school entities is available in the documents below. 

(New!) Webinar: Baseline Criteria Standards for School Safety - Recording | Slides (PDF) - January 2024


If you have any questions or comments regarding the Baseline Criteria, please email