School Safety Program
To our School Safety Program Resource Administrators and Staff:
Thank you all for your continued planning, work, and compassion as strive to meet the needs of your staff, fellow colleagues, students, and families. We know these are uncertain times.
We also want you to know that we’re still here to provide support and technical assistance. Please find updated guidance and resources below to help your schools support your school communities and minimize the impact of COVID-19-related school closures. You can contact us at anytime at [email protected].
The situation around COVID-19 is rapidly changing, so please continue to check this page for updates and guidance. This page was last updated on [April 13, 2020].
Program Requirement Adjustments
Additional Resources for Administrators
Additional Resources for SROs & JPOs
Additional Resources for School Social Workers & School Counselors
Additional Resources for All
The School Safety Program is a state-funded grant that places school counselors, school social workers, and School Resource Officers (SROs) and/or Juvenile Probation Officers (JPOs) in selected schools to contribute to safe school environments that are conducive to teaching and learning.
See our certification requirements for school counselors & social workers.
School Safety Program officers maintain a visible presence on campus; deter delinquent and violent behaviors; serve as an available resource to the school community; and provide students and staff with Law-Related Education (LRE) instruction and training. The goal of LRE is to prepare students for responsible citizenship by promoting the development of those characteristics that lead to healthy behavior. LRE is the instruction about rules, laws and the legal system which actively involves the students towards its goal.
On Friday, December 13, 2019 the Arizona State Board of Education approved the FY 2020 Award Recommendations for the School Safety Program Expansion grant for the 383 positions:
- School Counselors: 148
- School Social Workers: 118
- School Resource Officers/Juvenile Probation Officers: 117
Background information, the Arizona Department of Education’s presentation to the State Board of Education, and the 3-tiered rubric utilized to evaluate and score the applications are available below:
- School Safety Program Grant Background
- School Safety Program Grant Presentation to the State Board of Education
- School Safety Program Grant Application Rubric
The lists of awarded sites, information about the sites that were eliminated in Tier 1, and the points earned in Tiers 2 and 3 per site are available below:
- School Counselor – List of Awarded Sites
- School Counselor – Sites Eliminated in Tier 1
- School Counselor – Tier 2 and Tier 3 Data Table
School Social Workers
- School Social Worker – List of Awarded Sites
- School Social Worker – Sites Eliminated in Tier 1
- School Social Worker – Tier 2 and Tier 3 Data Table
School Resource Officers (SRO) and Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO)
- SRO and JPO – List of Awarded Sites
- SRO and JPO – Sites Eliminated in Tier 1
- SRO and JPO – Tier 2 and Tier 3 Data Table
Please view this presentation for additional information about federal grants and ADE programs that can support your school safety needs, as well as guidance documents and other school safety resources.
School Safety Program Guidance Manual
- Sample Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA)
- Guiding Docs to Hire your ADE SSP School Social Workers and Counselors
- SSAPT Recommended Agenda- Word Format
- SSAPT Recommended Agenda – Fillable PDF
- Data Story Form
- Operational Plan Template
- SSP Officer Weekly Activity Log & Instructions
- Officer Performance Assessment Tool for Administrators
- Logic Model Template
Additional Training Resources
FY21 Training Calendar and Info coming soon!
New SSP Resource Training
School Safety and Social Wellness
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 29
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 542-8730
Email: [email protected]