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 2024 Summit will be held on September 25 and 26. Registration will open in late July. For more information, please visit the 2024 Summit event page

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

The 2024 Summit

The 2023 Summit

The 2022 Summit