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Oregon Task Force on School Safety (OTFSS)

Oregon Legislators created the Task Force on School Safety in 2014, bringing together policymakers from the Governor’s office, Legislature, education, law enforcement, fire and rescue and public mental health to collectively focus on strengthening safety in Oregon schools. Since then, the Task Force has worked diligently and collaboratively to share collective expertise, perspective and resources and to identify effective, sustainable school safety strategies.

We serve on the task force and provide administrative support.

From this task force:

  • Statewide Incident protocols such as Lockdown, Lockout, Shelter in Place, and Evacuate
  • SafeOregon a school safety tip line created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, community members, and law enforcement officers to report and respond to student safety threat
2019 Legislative Report Recommends the Oregon Safe to Learn Act:
The Oregon Safe to Learn Act would help schools create safe environments where all students can feel secure, learn and thrive. The Act creates a Statewide School Safety and Prevention System that provides the infrastructure to deliver technical assistance to schools in bullying and harassment prevention, youth suicide prevention and wellness promotion, and multidisciplinary safety
assessment teams.

February 11, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.- Virtual
March 17, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.- Virtual

Mindy McCartt, Communications Director, 503-934-0234 or email
General Headquarters
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317
​​​Phone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-373-1825​
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday ​

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