Section 36 of HB 3427 and Oregon Administrative Rule, 581-029-0001 establishes the statewide School Safety and Prevention System (SSPS) providing assistance to school districts and education service districts in increasing youth mental wellness.
The School Safety and Prevention System (SSPS) promotes emotional success for students, within a multi-tiered framework with an emphasis on protected classes, historically, traditionally and currently underserved students and youth by matching increasing levels of culturally and linguistically responsive support to empower students to meet their needs and goals.
ESD School Safety and Prevention Specialists serve in each ESD with regular communication and collaboration with one another and the Oregon Department of Education. The School Safety and Prevention Specialist planning and implementation includes:
- Behavioral Safety Assessments (and development of a Behavioral Safety Assessment Team),
- Suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention,
- Prevention of bullying, cyberbullying, sexual violence, harassment, or intimidation,
- Development and implementation of a School Safety and Prevention System designed to result in less disproportionality and and increase in educational outcomes for all