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School Safety and Security Overview

In 2018, Article XIII-B (School Safety and Security) of the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949 created the School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) within PCCD.  The SSSC was tasked with developing the criteria school entities are to use in performing school safety and security assessments, issuing a survey to school entities to measure school safety and security preparedness, and administering grants.   

Later amendments to Article XIII-B, including Act 18 of 2019, Act 67 of 2019, Act 30 of 2020,  and Act 55 of 2022 created additional responsibilities for the SSSC. Some of these responsibilities include:  

  • The development of a model trauma-informed approach plan. 
  • The development of model trainings for threat assessment teams.  
  • The development of training requirements for school resource officers (SROs), school police officers (SPOs) and school security guards. 
  • The development of school safety and security training standards for school employees and School Safety and Security Coordinators. 
Please use the following link, Committee Meeting Dates, for information regarding the School Safety and Security Committee meetings and associated minutes. 


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