Health & Safety

Wyoming Department of Education > For District Leadership > Health & Safety

Contact Information

Accreditation and Support Consultant
Catherine Palmer
(307) 777-6198
Accreditation and Support Consultant
Trenton Vonburg
(307) 777-8505
Court Ordered or Medical Necessary Placement of Students Program Consultant
Jo Ann Numoto
(307) 777-7222

Under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the U.S. Department of Education distributes federal funds to all school districts based on student enrollment. The purpose of the program is to support local prevention activities in the areas of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs (commonly abbreviated TAOD), and violence. Please Contact Mark Bowers, Wyoming Department of Education’s Title IV-A Program Manager, for more information on Title IV-A funds. There are additional resource opportunities for Wyoming school security needs from the State Construction Department and Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.


Safe2Tell: Confidentially report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community.

Social Emotional Learning: The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

Bullying and Cyberbullying: Each school district must have a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying at school ( § 21-4-314). Policies should be continuously reviewed and revised as necessary. Local school districts can reference the Anti Bullying Model Policy I and Anti Bullying Model Policy II to assist in developing district policy.

Mental Health: In 2014, the Wyoming legislature passed the Jason Flatt Act (W.S. 21-3-110 (a)(xxxiii)) and requires that at a minimum, staff members participate in eight hours of training every four years with two hours provided during a staff member’s initial year (if prior training is absent).

Approved Suicide Prevention Training Programs

Threat Assessment and Reporting: Confidentially report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community.

School Climate:

  • Positive School Climate Grant
  • 2021-2022 Positive School Climate Grant Application. Note: The 2021-22 grant application is postponed until further notice.

Protect and Mitigate

School Security Personnel: Wyoming School Resource Officers Association (

Emergency Planning:

Physical Security:

Wyoming Protective Security Advisor (PSA): Kenny Longfritz
Protective Security Advisor, Region VIII – Wyoming
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
(307) 214-9365

Respond and Recover

Training, Exercises, and Drills: Fire drills should be conducted at least once every month or safety drills may be conducted, which include fire drills. Safety drills must be conducted at least four (4) times a year if they are coordinated with the local fire department. (W.S. 35-9-505 (b))