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:
- A toll-free number: 1-800-MY-SUSO-1 (1-800-697-8761)
- Email address: email@example.com
Below are more resources:
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.
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.
Changes for folder access and point of contacts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Wisconsin ACT 143 required document resources
Safety Assessments and Safety Plans
- Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association
- Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association Emergency Operations Template
- Readiness and Emergency Management for School (REMS) EOP Assess
- Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools Training & Technical Assistance Center
- Safe and Sound Schools
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Primer to Design Safe School Projects (esp. Ch. 3)
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