School Safety Center (SSC)

Overview

Meet the School Safety Center Members and Agencies


Sergeant Jeremy Barnes
School Safety Liaison
Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Phone: (801) 503-5815 | E-mail


David Christensen
School Safety Data Analyst
Phone: (801) 538-7714 | E-mail


Scott Eyre
School Mental Health Specialist
Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)
Phone: (801) 450-2667 | E-mail

 


Rhett Larsen
School and Student Safety Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7997 | E-mail


Ashley Pistello
Program Administrator
SafeUT at the University of Utah
Phone: (801) 581-2487 | E-mail


Shaleece Oldroyd
Office Support
Phone: (801) 538-7640 | E-mail

What We Do

Ensure the physical and emotional safety of each student through technical support, training, and resources.

  1. Promote School Safety
  2. Oversee School Safety Program
  3. Provide Resources to All
  4. Establish Problem-solving Approaches
  5. Offer Technical Assistance for Safety Initiatives
  6. Oversee State School Climate Survey
  7. Deliver Critical Incident Responses Training

SafeUT

OverviewSAFEUT

The SafeUT smartphone app is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to Utah’s students, parents, and educators at no cost. SafeUT was developed by the legislatively created SafeUT Commission, chaired by the Utah Attorney General’s Office. SafeUT allows students, educators, or parents in crisis to open a two-way messaging service with master’s level clinicians, call a crisis counselor directly, or submit confidential tips to schools administrators on bullying, threats, violence, etc. The app is staffed by master’s level trained crisis counselors at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Trainings

SafeUT Staff 2020 Summer Roundtable

SafeUT Staff Summer Roundtable 7 21 2020
YouTube

Contacts

Ashley Pistello
Program Administrator
SafeUT at the University of Utah
Phone: (801) 581-2487 | E-mail

Shaleece Oldroyd
Office Support
Phone: (801) 538-7640 | E-mail

 

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and SafeUT SuperUser and School Safety Student Advisory Board Facilitator Grant

USBE and the University of Utah, SafeUT are partnering to promote SafeUT SuperUsers throughout the state of Utah.

2021 Fiscal Year Application Cycle

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) interested in receiving USBE and SafeUT SuperUser and School Safety Student Advisory Board Facilitator Grant funding need to successfully complete and submit an application, to be approved by USBE.

USBE and SafeUT SuperUser School Safety Student Advisory Board Facilitator Grant Application Fiscal Year 2021
Google Docs

Schedule for Application Support
LEA Technical Assistance Webinar

July 30, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration: E-mail Tina Morandy to register

Interim Feedback Dates

LEAs who submit by the following dates/time will receive feedback (and/or application approval) from the USBE review team prior to the final due date:

  • August 7, 2020 by 5 p.m.
  • August 14, 2020 by 5 p.m.
Application Final Due Date

August 21, 2020
Send completed application for interim feedback and/or the final application to Tina Morandy as a digital link to the completed application.

Note: To be considered, USBE must receive your electronic copy by the dates specified above. All e-mail submissions will be confirmed with a receipt e-mail from USBE within 24 hours. An LEA shall resubmit if a receipt is not received.

Grant Orientation

SafeUT SuperUser Grant Orientation
YouTube

Contacts

Christy Walker
School and Student Safety Coordinator
Phone: (801) 538-7502 | E-mail

Ashley Pistello
Program Administrator
SafeUT at the University of Utah
Phone: (801) 581-2487 | E-mail

Tina Morandy
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7526 | E-mail