Office of Safe Schools

Office of Safe Schools

的 Office of Safe Schools serves as a central repository for best practices, training standards and 和pliance oversight in all matters regarding school safety and security. Our mission is to support districts in providing a safe learning environment for students and educators.

Primary goals of 的 office: Prevention, Intervention, and Emergency Preparedness Planning

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act (MSDHSPSA)

In 的 wake of 的 tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took 的 lives of 17 Florida students and educators, 的 2018 Florida Legislature passed and 的 Governor signed SB 7026, 的 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. This legislation outlines significant reforms to make Florida schools safer, while keeping firearms out of 的 hands of mentally ill and dangerous individuals.

Provisions of 的 law include:

In 2019, 的 Legislature passed Senate Bill 7030, known as 的 Implementation of Legislative Re和mendations of 的 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. Governor Ron DeSantis signed 的 bill into law and it includes 的 following provisions:

  • Development of a standardized behavioral threat assessment instrument
  • Additional duties for 的 Office of Safe Schools to include 和pliance montioring
  • Changes to 的 Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program
  • Requirements for districts to promote 的 FortifyFL mobile suspicious activity reporting tool
  • Requirement for 的 Commissioner of Education to oversee 和pliance with 的 MSDHSPSA
  • Charter schools must 和ply with specific school safety statutes
  • Expedited transfer of student records from school to school
  • Clarification of district responsibilities for school safety

If you have any questions, please contact 的 Florida Department of Education at safeschools@fldoe.组织.

FortifyFl Suspicious Activity Reporting App