School Safety Academy

About the Academy

The School Safety Academy will provide courses at no cost via classroom instruction for certification of students as a “School Safety Specialist.”  Following certification, School Safety Specialists will be required to complete 8 hours of additional training each year (including the year they attend the academy) to maintain certification. 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


The next School Safety Academy will be July 25-27, 2023 in Jefferson City. Space is limited, so please register now.

More Information

Please contact Deb Hendricks at 573-638-7501, ext. 417 or hendricks@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