School Safety Academy

School Safety Academy • June 24-26 • Branson, MO

About the Academy

Participation in the School Safety Academy will grant designated school safety coordinators your certification as a School Safety Specialist, in accordance with school safety coordinator requirements outlined in section 160.660 RSMo. and the Missouri School Improvement Program, version 6 (MSIP 6).

Candidates for School Safety Specialist certification will be expected to attend all 20 hours of courses in this basic Academy to receive their certification. Certified School Safety Specialists will also be required to attend eight (8) hours annually of continuing education approved by Academy staff. (As this includes their first year of certification, the total training requirement for that year will be 28 credits.) MSBA’s Center for Education Safety School Safety Academy will be offering additional courses for continuing education credits and courses from other training providers will be evaluated for credit.

This training should also be considered for School Resource Officers and School Protection Officers as outlined in section 160.665 RSMo.

Academy training, and subsequent advanced training opportunities, will be focused around safety topics that include:

  • Effective Communication/ Information Sharing

  • Mental Health/Behavioral Risk

  • School Climate and Culture

  • Emergency Operations Plan

  • Physical Security/Technology

  • Safety Assessments/ Audits

  • Training/ Drills

  • Legal Issues

  • Cyber Security

Don't Miss the Next School Safety Academy

MSBA’s Center for Education Safety is pleased to announce plans for another School Safety Academy to be held on June 24-26, 2024, in Branson, Missouri. The Academy is grant-funded and will be offered to you at no cost. The curriculum will include presentations on a variety of topics that are designed to help you improve the climate in your school.

More Information

Please contact Michelle Kruse at 573-966-8081 or kruse@mosba.org

What Attendees Say

"I sincerely believe this was one of the most beneficial professional development opportunities I’ve been associated with over my 31 years in public education, and eight years in non-profit leadership." - Academy Participant

Certified School Safety Specialists

To access CSSS resources, including Academy handouts and presentations, please login to the CSSS portal.  If you are not a Certified School Safety Specialist, unlock benefits, trainings, tools, resources and more by applying for the next School Safety Academy.