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Safe and Orderly Schools

On a day-to-day basis, schools are among the safest places for our nation’s children. To ensure that our schools remain safe, it is important that school districts develop and implement sound policies and procedures. The Office of Safe and Orderly Schools has designed its guidelines and policies to assist those who are responsible for the health and safety of students and staff while they are at school, on school grounds, on their way to or from school, and involved in school-sponsored activities. The divisions that comprise the Office of Safe and Orderly Schools continue to stress the importance of successful, community-wide partnerships in the development of procedures and policies that most effectively support the operation and maintenance of healthy, safe, orderly and disciplined school environment.

If you have any questions concerning the maintenance of a safe, orderly or disciplined school environment in any of Mississippi's public schools, you may reach us at:  601-359-1028.  Non-emergencies can also be reported by email at

Confidential Reporting Procedures

You may also share school safety concerns without sharing your name. Totally anonymous. Available 24/7. Report situations that may endanger people at your local school or school-sponsored activity. If you have an emergency to report, please make the call immediately. Call toll-free to our Stay Safe Hotline at 1-866-960-6472.  The Department of Education is here to listen and take action.