The National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security, hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on November 1-2, 2023, brought federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial school leaders together to share actionable recommendations that enhance safe and supportive learning environments in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools. Through expert panels, master class sessions, and keynote addresses by leaders in the field, the Summit explored current threats and issues in school safety and considered research-informed strategies for addressing security challenges and risks.
K-12 schools and school systems face a complex set of security risks and contend with dynamic and evolving threats ranging from acts of targeted violence to cyberattacks. Schools also have unique needs, considerations, and challenges when it comes to safety and security, underscoring the importance of a collaborative, holistic, and actionable approach to the issue.
This guide offers a suite of resources to assist you in enhancing school safety and security in your community. It contains resources that speakers referenced during the Summit as well as additional information on key federal and nongovernmental products, guidance, and tools.