The National School Safety Center has declared October 15-21, 2017 as Safe Schools Week. The purpose of this week is to emphasize the importance of school safety for professionals in the fields of education and law enforcement, as well as students, parents, and community members. School safety is a top priority for Scott County Schools every day.
One initiative, among many, endorsed and supported by SCS is the Safe School Helpline. Students, parents, teachers, and staff can use the helpline to report anything that threatens the safety of our schools. The line is available 24/7. Reports can be made anonymously by phone, text, or online.
The number for the Safe School Helpline is 800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359 or 1-800-418-6423 ext. 359. Text TIPS to 66746 or send a message online at www.safeschoolhelpline.com.
Each method walks you through the steps to leave a detailed message. Schools will receive typed transcripts of the messages and can then investigate the situation and determine an immediate course of action.
Reports can include anything that might threaten the safety of students and schools in Scott County. Examples include bullying, drugs/alcohol, theft, thoughts of suicide, violence, or weapons.
More information is available on the Scott County Schools website (www.scott.kyschools.us) under the Safe School Helpline quick link. As always, we encourage students and parents to reach out to teachers, counselors, and administrators to ensure the safety of our schools and the well-being of students.