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.
The 2023 Summit will be held virtually on November 1-2, 2023 and registration is now open. To register, please visit 2023cisaschoolsummit.eventbrite.com.
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
CISA welcomes participation from any individual with a passion for improving school safety. The subject matter covered during the Summit is particularly relevant to K-12 school and district administrators; principals and superintendents; school-based law enforcement; teachers and school staff; mental health practitioners; first responders; federal, state, local, tribal and territorial government partners; and other school safety and security professionals. There is no cost to attend.
For questions, additional information, or to request reasonable modifications to participate in the Summit, please contact the CISA School Safety Task Force at SchoolSafety@hq.dhs.gov.