Jo Ann Numoto
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 CASEL.org
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).
Threat Assessment and Reporting: Confidentially report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community. Safe2TellWY.org
- 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 (WYSROA.org)
- All schools must use multiple strategies, which should be defined in a crisis management plan, to ensure the safety of students. (Chapter 6, Section 5. (n)(ii) )
- Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center
Wyoming Protective Security Advisor (PSA): Kenny Longfritz
Protective Security Advisor, Region VIII – Wyoming
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
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))
Trainings and Best Practices:
The University of Wyoming Project ECHO – Student Health provides ongoing support for school nurses and other professionals working to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of P-12 school-aged students.
Network participants include school nurses, school administrators, school counselors, health and physical education teachers, school psychologists, primary care providers, primary care staff, healthcare administrators, and state agency staff.
UW ECHO in Student Health is a collaboration with Rutgers School Health Leadership Program and the UW School of Nursing.
For materials, enroll in the UW ECHO in Student Health course.
To attend training, register for biweekly sessions on the UW Student Health site.
- Guidelines for Administration of Stock Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Wyoming Schools (W.S. 21-4-316).
- This sample form can be used for permission/records regarding self-administration of medication for life-threatening conditions. Self-Administration of Medication Form.
- Concussion Model Protocol and Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion in Sports.
Drug Abuse Prevention: EVERFI is a free resource for educators and resources include substance use & abuse programs.