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School Safety

The Student Safety and Engagement Unit provides training, technical assistance, and direct services to assist school districts in developing and supporting their Comprehensive School Safety Plans. These plans incorporate the Incident Command System (ICS) which is a specific requirement of the National Incident Command System (NIMS). NIMS guides all levels of government and non-government organizations and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from incidents that may impact schools.

Workshops and Resources

School Safety training on the following topics are scheduled throughout the year at SDCOE facilities. School districts may also arrange to have these workshops conducted at their facilities for their employees. For more information and resources related to each topic, please click on the links below:

For more information on training, please click on the dates below:

Active shooter training:

Additional Resources:


Barbara Higgins                    Tim Ware                                                                                      
Director                                 Coordinator                                                                    
858-298-2081                       858-298-2080