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Behavioral Risk Assessment Training  |  View Brochure

CES has licensed a recognized, evidence based behavioral risk assessment program, which is used in several other states, including Virginia, Illinois, Colorado, New Jersey, and Vermont, to assist Missouri K-12 schools to identify, prevent and mitigate behavior issues for students and staff. This program provides training to develop school based behavioral risk assessment teams, as well as processes and strategies to assist in successfully managing individual cases.

Comprehensive School Safety Assessments

This program identifies gaps in safety and provides recommendations to assist the district in prioritizing safety initiatives. Safety assessments support the school district identifying exposures and risk, and suggesting possible “reasonable measures” to make your schools safer.

School Safety Related Training Programs

CES has developed a number of safety related school training programs, to include Transportation Safety, Student Radicalization, Active Shooter, Crisis Communications, Emergency Operations Planning, School Safety Legal Updates, Behavior Issues on the School Bus and more. If you have a special training need, we will find that resource for you.

Missouri Alert Network (MAN)

The Missouri Alert Network (MAN) provides rapid notification to Missouri’s schools in the event of a statewide emergency or other situation that might endanger the security of Missouri students. The Network allows state officials to contact local schools within minutes of an emergency through an appropriate voice, text, or email message. Read more and enroll additional district staff here.

Monthly Newsletter

CES publishes a monthly newsletter to update school safety professionals on the latest best practices, trends, threats, etc. Sign-up by emailing

Emergency Operations Planning

Each school day, Missouri k-12 schools are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately one million elementary and secondary school students in public and private schools. Families and communities expect schools to keep their children and youths safe from threats (human-caused emergencies such as crime and violence) and hazards (natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and accidents). In collaboration with their local government and community partners, schools can take steps to plan for these potential emergencies through the creation of a school Emergency Operations Plan (school EOP).

Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans For Institutions of Higher Education
REMS–TA: Free EOP Evaluation Tool
CES Emergency Planning for Students with Special and Functional Needs



Bullying Prevention Resource Guide
DHS Active Shooter response
FEMA IS907 Active Shooter: What you can do
The Bomb Threat Challenge, FBI Bomb Data Center
School Safety Info
Suicide Prevention
DESE School Safety Resources
US Department of Education Safe and Drug Free Schools Resources


Stop bullying- National Program
FEMA IS907 Active Shooter: What you can do
FEMA: Emergency Management Institute School Program
Emergency Planning for Students with Functional and Special Needs


Work in Progress, please check back at a later time or email us at to receive more information.


DHS Active Shooter response
Emergency Communications: Incorporating National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Public Alert Radios into School Emergency
Management Plans
Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education
Active Shooter: What Can You Do?


PREPaRE: School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum
University of OK. College of Medicine, Terrorism and Disaster Center : Resilience and Coping Intervention
How Schools can help Students recover From Traumatic Experiences
Resources for Parents following Traumatic Events
Mental Health Resources for Schools

Spring Safety Workshops

Get the latest information to assist you in keeping your schools safe. The one day training includes information on the grooming process, a legal update and discussion.
Registration fee is $59 and includes lunch
9:00-11:00 “Crossing the Line:  When Educators Become Predators.”  This presentation features information and interviews of Missouri former educators and school employees.  By Gary Moore, Safety Specialist
11:00 – 12:00 CES Program Update and Working Lunch (box lunch provided)
12:00-2:00 “Legal Issues for Schools in Responding to Sexual Predators.”  There will also be a legal update regarding new and upcoming laws related to school safety.  By Scott Summers, Esq.

View MSBA’s Events Calendar

The Center for Education Safety (CES) is the only state wide school safety organization in Missouri. It is a program supported by and operated as part of the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA). The CES is dedicated to enhancing various aspects of emergency planning, preparedness, and safety and security in schools throughout Missouri and the nation—pre-K, K-12, and post-secondary. The services provided by the CES fall into three categories—Leadership, Information Resource, and Technical Assistance and Training.

Events produced or sponsored by the Center for Education Safety usually take place in Missouri. The CES promotes some events that are safety and security related that take place outside of Missouri or that are virtual events (web casts, video conferences, etc.). The content of events produced or sponsored by the CES is often appropriate for schools throughout the nation. Live and archived video programs produced by the CES and available from the CES web site are available to viewers outside of Missouri and around the world—wherever there is Internet access.

The CES is guided by the following core principles:

Teaching and learning do not occur without a safe and secure environment for learners and those who instruct and support them. Indeed, high performance cultures at pre-K to 12 schools and higher education require a nurturing context that is dependent upon a safe and secure environment. Safety at pre-K to 12 schools and higher education institutions must be a community focused effort—community engagement is a requisite. This requires the collaboration of federal, state, and local policymakers, those who administer and manage schools as well as higher education, law enforcement, and other emergency responders in planning and preparedness.

The CES was launched on September 1, 2010.


Center for Education Safety
Amy Bledsoe – Education Safety Coordinator
573-638-7501 ext. 413
573-445-9920 ext. 369

CES’s Transportation Training

“School bus drivers in Sedalia and Pettis County have become more aware of potential threats thanks to this training. They have become more aware of their surroundings, and are more observant of changes that have taken place along their routes. They are much more likely to notice things that “Just Don’t Look Right”, and have been empowered to report those observations to the proper authorities.”

Here’s what they are saying…