Safe and Orderly Schools Online Resources

2012 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest

2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data

School Safety Resources:

  • Free resources related to school safety are available from the United States Department of Education at Please click on this link and search by subject for school safety
  • Healthy Newsletter Tidbits
  • School Law Primer
  • Pandemic Resources
  • School Safety Manual (Word doc)
  • School Occupational Safety & Crisis Response Plan (Word doc)
  • Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities.
  • Brochure (PDF)
Web Resources:

School Building Resources:

More than 53 million children and about 6 million adults spend a significant portion of their days in more than 120,000 public and private school buildings. Many of these buildings are old and in poor condition, and may contain environmental conditions that inhibit learning and pose increased risks to the health of children and staff. The web site is designed to provide one-stop access to the many programs, assessment tools, and other resources available to help prevent and resolve environmental issues in schools.

Healthy School Environment Assessment Tool
Did you know that 6 out of 10 of us live in areas with unhealthy air?  Or that breathing polluted air can seriously harm your health and even shorten your life?  Air pollution remains a real threat to tens of millions of our friends and family members. The American Lung Association's State of the Air 2009: Protect the Air You Breathe report is now available.

Public School Building Fund
  • Procedures for Submission – “PSBFPROCEDURES”
  • Rules and Regulations – “RuleRegPSBF-3”
  • Profile of School District Construction Finance – “ProfilePSBF2000_04”
  • Roof Requirements – “Roofing_Policy”
  • Forms – “SPSBF_Application” and “SPSBF Plan”
  • Check List for Contract Documents – “PSBF_Checklist_Contract”
  • Check List for Closing Documents – “PSBF_Checklist_Closing”
  • Construction Standards and Life Safety Codes – “LifeSafetyCodes Chapter III-1”
  • Plumbing Fixtures – “LifeSafetyCodes Chapter IV”
  • Electrical Installations – “LifeSafetyCodes Chapter V”
  • Space Requirements-Instructional – “LifeSafetyCodes Chapter VI-1”
Board Agenda
  • State Board of Education Meeting Dates and  
  • Deadlines for Submission for Agenda Items
Annual School District Surveys
  • Abandoned School Buildings – “Abandoned School Buildings Form 0806”
  • Information for School Facilities Directory – “Facilities Director Form 2006”
  • School Bond Election Information – “School Bond Election Form 06”
New School Sites
  • New School Site Memo – “Newsitememo”
  • Evaluation of Proposed School Site – “Schoolsites_2004”
Relocatable Classrooms
  • Approved Vendors – “Relocatable Classroom Vendors_1”
  • Minimum Specifications – “MinSpecRelCrooms”
  • Rules and Regulations - "RulesRegsRelocCrooms”
  • Request for Approval – “ReqAppPurRelClsrms”
Related Agencies
  • Related Agencies
Qualified Zone Academy Bonds
  • State Board Policy on QZAB – “QZAB Policy (Revised 9-12-03)”
  • QZAB Application Revised 10/10/07

Pupil Transportation Resources:

2009 - 2010 Mississippi Public School Transportation Directory

Blue Bird Corporation:
One of the world's largest manufacturers of school buses.

Manufactures a system that captures, stores, searches, plays back, and even allows e-mail of bus activity using all-digital components.

Child Check-Mate Systems, Inc.:
Manufactures a school bus alarm system that ensures that all children have safely disembarked at the end of each run.

National Association for Pupil Transportation:
The mission of NAPT is to be the leading organization influencing transportation initiatives and enhancing the leadership role of its members by influencing local, state, and national initiatives which have an impact on pupil transportation, expanding communication within the pupil transportation industry, providing professional growth opportunities by extending the scope and opportunity for membership services, and by working in collaboration with other organizations.

National Association of State Director of Pupil Transportation Services:
Contains position papers, focus topics, and reports and publications discussing school bus safety, route hazards, etc.

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration:
NHTSA's school bus safety program is committed to safely transporting the nearly twenty-four million children to and from school and school-related activities. This program is also designed to ensure that school buses meet NHTSA's high levels of occupant crash protection, and that school bus safety equipment enhances the safety of school bus passengers when getting on or off the bus.

National Safety Council:
This site has an informative section of school bus safety facts. Can  assist districts in implementing safety measures.

National School Transportation Association:
Founded in 1964 by school bus contractors to "promote and foster the highest degree of safety in the transportation of school children." NSTA works with Federal and state legislatures, Federal agencies, the public sector, and other interested parties to bring about industry-wide improvements in all areas of pupil transportation.

National Transportation Safety Board:
Keep updated on accident investigations.

Pupil Transportation Safety Institute:
A marketplace of industry resources, offering books, videos, courses, speakers, and consultation on topics such as management, student training, driver training, and more.

School Bus Fleet Magazine:
Information for the pupil transportation industry including school bus fleet and pupil management, surveys, and introducing statistics, and online discussion forums.

School Transportation News:
A monthly news magazine reporting yellow school bus developments, school bus safety, transporting students with disabilities, and Head Start.

Student Transportation of America:
A national provider of contracted school transportation and management services.

United States Department of Transportation - Document Management System:
The US DOT's DMS contains more than 1.2 million pages of regulatory and adjudicator information.

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