National School Safety Summit


National School Safety Summit

The National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security, hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), brings federal, state, and local 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 and keynote addresses by leaders in the field, the Summit explores current threats and issues in school safety and considers research-informed strategies for addressing security challenges.

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. 

The Summit aims to support the safety and security of our schools by:

  • Fostering a nationwide dialogue by bringing together stakeholders for exchange, discussion, and connection
  • Facilitating action by sharing resources, products, and tools to support schools in implementing and strengthening their security postures
  • Equipping stakeholders with training and expertise to apply recognized best practices and research in the context of their specific communities, venues, and schools

2022 National School Safety Summit 

The 2022 National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security will be presented in a virtual format on November 1-3, 2022. It will be held in coordination with Infrastructure Security Month, CISA’s annual effort to educate the American public about the vital role critical infrastructure plays in the nation’s well-being and the importance of strengthening critical infrastructure security and resilience. 

The Summit will feature the latest research, resources, programs, and guidance available on a range of school safety topics and threats. 2022 sessions will include panels and keynotes on issues such as: 

  • Cybersecurity
  • Physical Security
  • Emergency Planning
  • Capacity Building
  • Training, Exercises, and Drills
  • Targeted Violence
  • Reporting Systems
  • Threat Assessment

The Summit will also include remarks by leaders from the government, private sector, and school safety community. 

Registration and event details will be released in mid-August 2022. The Summit is free to all participants. 

Who Should Attend?

CISA welcomes participation from any individual with a passion for improving school safety. The subject matter covered during the sessions will be particularly relevant to K-12 educators, school and district administrators, principals and superintendents, school-based law enforcement, first responders, mental health professionals, state/federal/local government partners, elected officials, community liaisons, and other school safety and security professionals. 

Contact Information

For questions and additional information, please contact the CISA School Safety Task Force at SchoolSafety@hq.dhs.gov

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