Feb 11 2020

Last year, Senator Tillis joined Senator David Perdue (R-GA) in introducing the bipartisan School Safety Clearinghouse Act 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the Trump Administration for launching SchoolSafety.gov to provide one-stop access to federal resources, programs, and recommendations for school safety.

In September 2019, Senator Tillis joined Senator David Perdue (R-GA) in introducing the bipartisan School Safety Clearinghouse Act, which will codify the clearinghouse into law and ensure resources for safe school design are available from administration to administration.

“School safety remains a top priority for me and I will continue to fight until every student has access to a safe learning environment,” said Senator Tillis. “We need a comprehensive approach to make sure students are learning in safe conditions, and the bipartisan School Safety Clearinghouse Act, introduced last year, makes progress toward that goal. I’m glad the administration took it one step further, creating a one-stop resource for teachers and administrators, providing access to drills, training, and emergency planning. I applaud President Trump for his commitment to ensuring parents and teachers have all the tools they need while protecting our students in North Carolina and across the nation.”

SchoolSafety.gov is a resource for the American public, primarily K-12 school administrators, to access free information, guidance, best practices, and tools that make school safety initiatives more actionable in schools. Today’s launch represents the first phase of SchoolSafety.gov, and the website will be continually expanded and refined in coordination with partners and stakeholders.

The website was developed by the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice to fulfill a key recommendation from President Trump’s Federal Commission on School Safety.

Learn more about SchoolSafety.gov here.