School Safety

  • Providing a safe environment for students to learn and staff to work is at the top of the list for educators and community partners across Jackson County. Leaders from the Jackson County ISD, local school districts, law enforcement and other agencies have formed a "Threat Assessment and Safety Committee" to help steer schools in the right direction when addressing threats.

    After examining data and best practices, researching, studying the law, and consulting experts, the Jackson County Full Threat Assessment System was created. Below are several tools to support a school's process of assessing any and all school threats. 

Jackson County Threat Assessment System

Training Options

  • Full 3-hour Jackson County Threat Assessment System Training - Foundations (For any individual Principal, Counselor, School Liaison Officer, and/or other staff identified for the Threat Assessment Team) on ONE of the following days (Click HERE to register):

    • October 11, 2022 from 12:30 - 3:30
    • October 26, 2022 from 8:30 -11:30

    New* Threat Assessment Updates & District Team Collaboration (for teams to extend, plan and apply their district systems) on:


    1. Student-protected information (such as mental health, criminal history, political beliefs, etc.) is generally protected information.  Parental permission is generally required before school personnel ask students about these subjects.
    2. The tools shared on this website are not for open use. They should ONLY be utilized after full participation in the Full Threat Assessment System Training.
    3. Some of the information gathered while using the threat assessment tools may be subject to federal and state laws related to student information privacy.  Please get guidance before sharing it.
    4. The Jackson County Threat Assessment System was developed to assist trained Jackson county school staff and contractors in evaluating and dealing with real and potential threats involving students. However, the proper use of these tools is the responsibility of those who use them, and such use is not subject to any type of warranty.  The Jackson County ISD and Jackson County School Threat Assessment/School Safety Committee are not liable in any way for the use or misuse of the Jackson County Threat Assessment System.