School Safety and Security Training for School
Act 55 of 2022 amended Section 1310-B of the PA Public School Code of 1949 to establish new requirements for school safety and security training for all school employees. Prior to the passage of Act 55, school safety and security training for school employees was limited to three hours of instruction every five years. Act 55 amended this requirement to three hours of instruction annually and requires that the training provided meet certain standards as adopted by the School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC).
On September 28, 2022, the SSSC adopted these *NEW* School Safety and Security Training Standards for all school employees. Click on the link below to access the approved Standards:
School Safety and Security Training Standards for School Employees
Please note that these standards are NOT trainings. PCCD and the SSSC have the additional responsibility of providing training that meets these standards in a geographically disbursed manner and free of charge to school entities. While these trainings have not yet been developed, the standards may be used in the interim as guidance to assist school entities in fulfilling the school employee training requirements required by Section 1310-B. PCCD and the SSSC intend to develop these trainings in the near future and will provide additional information as it becomes available.
PCCD, in collaboration with the PA Department of Education (PDE), has developed guidance addressing frequently asked questions (FAQs) for School Safety and Security Training for school employees:
If you have any questions, please email RA-CD-SSSC@pa.gov.