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Center for School Safety

The Center for School Safety assists schools and local communities in establishing safe and disciplined learning environments. Center activities include training and technical assistance, grants administration, and data collection.

The center is administered by the Tennessee Department of Education’s Office of Safe & Supportive Schools. Grants and contracts with a variety of organizations are utilized to deliver training and technical assistance.

To access current programs, resources, and upcoming training opportunities, click on the school safety topic of interest on the left and you will be redirected to resources in that specific area. You may also access current training events offered by the Tennessee School Safety Center by clicking on "training calendar" under general information about our office.

The center was initially created as part of the State Board of Education’s 1994 School Safety Policy for Tennessee Schools and later codified by Tennessee's General Assembly in 1996.  

For additional information about the Center for School Safety, please contact Pat Conner at (615) 741-3248.

TBI School Violence Hotline (1-800-824-3463)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)

Contact Information

Pat Conner, Associate Executive Director
710 James Robertson Parkway
9th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: (615) 741-3248
Fax: (615) 532-6638