Rep. Payne, Jr. Announces New Federal Website to Help School Safety
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announces the launch of the federal government’s new website dedicated to school safety.
The website, www.schoolsafety.gov, is an easy-to-use online resource where K-12 school administrators, parents, and law enforcement officials can find information to prevent and protect students from harm. It contains guides, tools and links to help administrators handle threats to school safety, from how to evacuate a school during a crisis to how to deal with bullying and cyberbullying. Also, the website contains information on how to help students recover from traumatic incidents.
Congressman Payne, Jr. has fought for bills and measures to protect students and children throughout his time in Congress. He was proud to see the website operational so soon after he questioned government officials on February 7, 2020, about when it would be available.
“Schools should be secure places where children can learn,” said Congressman Payne, Jr. “They should not be places of fear and terror. It is important to have a place where all schools can find advice and techniques to improve school safety. When parents drop their children off at school, they should not have to worry that it might be the last time they see them.”
The website is officially called the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse and it is a collaboration between four different federal departments: Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Education, and Justice.