Supporting Safe and Positive Utah Schools


The mission of the Utah School Safety Resource Center is to provide resources and training to all school staff, parents, students and community members to ensure the physical and psychological safety of every student.


School Safety Statutes Chart

Physical Safety

Building and Facility Safety

Daily 6 for Building Administrators:

  1. Background checks are performed and all adults in the building have been approved.
  2. A procedure for visitor sign-in, including signs directing visitors to the school office, and all employees are wearing identification badge.
  3. The number of unlocked interior doors during the school day is limited to the minimum necessary. Exterior/interior doors are locked and checked throughout the day.
  4. Emergency evacuation kits are maintained. One kit in the office area and backup plan if the office area is not accessible during an emergency situation. Re-unification/ response materials are also maintained.
  5. Steps are taken to communicate safety information to substitute personnel and seminary staff.
  6. Administrator conducts morning building walk through to secure the site and determine risks and unsafe settings.

I Love You Guys Foundation:

School Construction Resource Manual
Utah State Board of Education Financial Operations


Information coming soon.

Fire Safety

Information coming soon.


Pandemic Influenza
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Red Cross

Natural Disasters

Types of Drills

  • Lockdown is followed by "locks, lights, out of sight" and is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep students quiet and in place.
  • Lockout is followed by the Directive: "Get Inside. Lock outside doors" and is the protocol used to safeguard students and staff within the building.
  • Evacuate is always followed by a location and is used to move students and staff from one location to a different location in or out of the building.
  • Shelter in Place is always followed by a type and a method and is the protocol for group and self protection.
  • Parent/Student Re-unification processes following an evacuation should have a pre-determined location and delegated school staff with school roles to help coordinate with parents and re-unification site, and the school site.

School Resource Officer

Information coming soon.

Technological Building Resources for Safety

Information coming soon.

Technological or Online Safety

Information coming soon.

Digital Safety
Information coming soon.


Sexual Solicitation and Predators
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): NetSmartz


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): NetSmartz

Website Internet Safety

Child Sex Trafficking
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): NetSmartz


Who Can Help?

Keeping Children Safe

Kid Smartz:

Parent Resources for Emergency Response:

Transportation Safety

Information coming soon.

Walking Routes
Information coming soon.

Psychological Safety

Mental Health Awareness

Data on Mental Health

Information coming soon.

Signs and Symptoms of an Emerging Mental Illness

Information coming soon.

Restorative Practice

Utah State Board of Education Restorative Practices

Safety Planning

Information coming soon.

School Climate

Information coming soon.

Threat Assessment Teams

Information coming soon.

Trauma Informed Practices

Information coming soon.


The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tipline is a statewide service providing real time crisis intervention to youth through texting, as well as a confidential tip program to handle tips on bullying, school threats of violence or emergencies. Text Line staff assists texters with a wide variety of problems, including emotional crisis, grief and loss, drug and alcohol problems, mental health issues, self-harm and suicidal behavior.

If you need this information in an accessible format, please contact the department directly.

SafeUT printable materials are to promote the SafeUT Crisis Text and Tipline. Schools are responsible for the cost associated with printing the materials.



November 12-13
Safe and Healthy Schools Conference
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jordan Commons Megaplex
9335 South State Street
Sandy, Utah

Leave it Alone; Educate Others; Tell an Adult; and, Share Threats Against the School or Other Students with Authorities (L.E.T.S.) Stay Safe: Utah Firearms Safety and Violence Prevention Program

Local Education Agency (LEA) Compliance and Assurance Checklist for 2018-2019

Training Requirements for Schools

Utah School Safety Level 1
Information coming soon.

Utah School Safety Level 2
Information coming soon.

Connect: Training Professionals and Communities in Suicide Prevention and Response
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

PrePARE Training Curriculum
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines
University of Virginia

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid

For questions or to schedule a training, please contact Christy Hutchinson at

Crisis Response

Crisis Response 101

Crisis Team Structure

Information coming soon.

School-based Crisis Response Kit:

  • Class Bell Schedule (15 copies), bottled water for crisis team, extra boxes tissues, map of the school building, phone and e-mail for Principal, Assistant Principal, and School Resource Officer (if available).
  • School Calling Tree
  • Administrator Checklist
  • Memorialization Guidelines

Safety Planning

Crisis Response Manual 2017-2018
Canyons School District

Davis School District:

Provo City School District:

Emergency Response

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan 2018
Granite School District

Provo City School District

School Facility Safety and Security
Utah State Board of Education Financial Operations

Parent Resources

Coping, Caring and Dealing with Suicide Printable (Coming Soon)

Developmental Issues of Grieving Children and How to Help
Davis School District

End of Life: A loved One's Suicide can be Emotionally Devastating. Use Healthy Coping Strategies, Such as Seeking Support, to Begin the Journey to Healing and Acceptance
Mayo Clinic

Teacher/Staff Responsibilities

Davis School District:

Provo City School District

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS):


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

Makenna Peterson
Support Staff
Phone: (801) 538-7728 | E-mail