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Michigan Department of Education Student Health and Safety

When students and staff are healthy, academic achievement is increased. Healthier students make healthier, safer and more productive communities.  The School Health and Safety unit provides leadership, guidance and support to local and intermediate school districts on comprehensive school health and safety issues regarding the Whole Child, Whole School and Whole Community.

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Michigan Ready Schools Emergency Planning Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to guide your school through the process of developing or updating an
emergency management plan by providing tools to: assess potential hazards specific to your school, identify available resources, create and organize your plan, and strengthen your approach to emergency planning.

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Michigan School Safety Legislation

In 2018, the Police Foundation staff conducted a comprehensive public domain scan of state legislation from all 50 states and the District of Columbia related to the following aspects of school safety and security:

  • facility security and assessment requirements;
  • creation, and identification of roles and responsibilities for state school safety centers and school safety teams/committees;
  • requirements for school administrators and faculty;
  • allocation of funds for improving school safety and security; and
  • all-hazards emergency planning and preparedness.

The Police Foundation also reviewed legislation and amendments passed by state legislatures and signed into law following the mass violence attacks at schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Seven states—Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island—officially codified new significant school safety and security laws that address at least one of the aspects mentioned above. The legislative review utilized open source research, and encompasses all legislation that was officially codified by September 11, 2018.

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