Health & Safety

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

Contact Information

Accreditation and Support Consultant
Vacant
(307) 777-8505
wde-accreditation@wyo.gov
State School Nurse
Robin Cole
(307) 777-3572
robin.cole@wyo.gov
Court Ordered or Medical Necessary Placement of Students Program Consultant
Jo Ann Numoto
(307) 777-7222
jo-ann.numoto@wyo.gov

Prevent

Threat Assessment and Reporting: Confidentially report or disclose any type of concerning student behaviors or other suspicious activity. This information provides an opportunity for the appropriate personnel to act and prevent any violence before it occurs. Safe2TellWY.org

Statewide Threat Assessment Training Available – School-level teams are trained on the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) Model. This project is supported by Grant No. 2020-YS-BX-0088 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. To register for training or for more information, contact Sierra Wickham at swickham@boces5.org

Take steps to prevent unsafe incidents from occurring. See School Safety.

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.

Suicide Prevention Programs: 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).

Suicide Prevention Education Materials

Suicide Prevention Grant Application

School Climate:


Protect and Mitigate

Take action to lessen the impact of incidents at school. See School Safety.
Wyoming Protective Security Advisor (PSA): Kenny Longfritz
Protective Security Advisor – Wyoming
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
(307) 214-9365
kenneth.longfritz@dhs.gov

“Active Shooter Preparedness”: The CISA aims to enhance preparedness through a “whole community” approach by providing training, products, and resources to a broad range of stakeholders on issues such as active shooter awareness, incident response, and workplace violence. www.cisa.gov/active-shooter-preparedness

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS GUIDELINES

Emergency Planning: 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

    • Emergency Operations Plan Development Training – REMS Technical Assistance Center.
    • Emergency Management Virtual Toolkit.
    • Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans.
    • Guide The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans.

Respond and Recover

Know how to respond to unsafe incidents and recover effectively. See Respond and Recover.

Training, exercises, and drills for school staff and students should include components of a Crisis Management Plan/Emergency Operations Plan (CMP/EOP)

Included in the CMP/EOP is WS 35-9-505(b), ” 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.”