General School Safety Guidance

The Office of School Safety (OSS) Resource Center provides information to the general public, including all students, parents, school staff and law enforcement throughout Wisconsin. The public can contact the OSS Resource Center for questions regarding school safety best practices such as building security, school safety related training, 2017 Wisconsin ACT 143 requirements, grant funding, or other topics as necessary. Users can contact the OSS Resource Center two ways:

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Wisconsin Comprehensive School Security Framework

The Comprehensive School Security Framework offers a comprehensive set of considerations, best practices, and procedures to support the efforts of local schools and communities. This document can guide local efforts to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from violence.

2017 Wisconsin ACT 143 Requirements 

2017 Wisconsin Act 143 requires public and private schools to submit the following information to the OSS. Please note that this requirement is independent of school safety grant funding. While grant applicants may have provided some of this information previously, the statutory requirements in Act 143 apply to all schools, regardless of whether the school applied for grant funds.


2017 Wisconsin Act 143, Legislative Memo
2017 Wisconsin Act 143, Statutory Text

SharePoint for School Safety Submissions

The Office of School Safety (OSS) has changed the platform used for Wis. Stat. § 118.07 annual School Safety submissions.  All school safety submissions will now be made to SharePoint. 

Updated Submission Checklist Guidance

Checklists for the annual School Safety submissions will no longer be accepted into SharePoint.  Documents submitted into SharePoint must be specifically those listed in Wis. Stat. § 118.07 due by January 1 of every year.

SharePoint Resources

OSS SharePoint Tutorial Videos

OSS FAQ Transition to SharePoint

Step By Step Guide to School Submissions

Changes for folder access and point of contacts should be emailed to


2017 Wisconsin ACT 143 required document resources

Safety Assessments and Safety Plans

School Safety Drills

Act 143 requires schools to conduct at least one annual drill in the proper response to a school violence event and submit a brief written summary to their school board or private school's governing body within 30 days of the drill. Schools may use this documentation to satisfy this requirement