Office of Safe Schools


The Office of Safe Schools serves as a central repository for best practices, training standards and compliance oversight in all matters regarding school safety and security. Our mission is to support districts in providing a safe learning environment for students and educators.

Primary goals of the office: Prevention, Intervention, and Emergency Preparedness Planning

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took the lives of 17 Florida students and educators, the Florida Legislature passed and Governor Rick Scott signed SB 7026, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. This legislation outlines significant reforms to make Florida schools safer, while keeping firearms out of the hands of mentally ill and dangerous individuals.

Provisions of the law include:

If you have any questions, please contact the Florida Department of Education at safeschools@fldoe.org.

FortifyFl Suspicious Activity Reporting App