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General School Safety Plans

Bulloch County Schools and its 15 schools and alternative learning centers are required by law to have school safety plans in place, have a process for reviewing and updating the plans annually, and have the plans on file with the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency.  Each of our schools has a school safety team in place, and the school district employs a school safety officer to oversee safety and ensure compliance. School safety plans address the four main categories of concern:  Prevention; Preparedness; Response; and Recovery.


  • Official Code of Georgia 20-2-1185:
    • "Every public school shall prepare a school safety plan to help curb the growing incidence of violence in schools, to respond effectively to such incidents, and to provide a safe learning environment for Georgia's children, teachers, and other school personnel. Such plan shall also address preparedness for natural disasters, hazardous materials or radiological accidents, acts of violence, and acts of terrorism....Such plans shall be reviewed and, if necessary, updated annually.  Such plans of public schools shall be submitted tot he local emergency management agency."
  • Official Code of Georgia 50-18-72: Disclosure of school safety plans is not required under open records laws.
    • "School safety plans prepared pursuant to Code Section 20-2-1185, whether in the 175 possession of a local school system, a local law enforcement agency, a local emergency 176 management agency, the Department of Education, the Georgia Emergency Management  177 and Homeland Security Agency, or any other public entity."
  • The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security are required by law to provide safety training for schools.
Key Contacts

School Safety 

Todd Mashburn, Director
School Safety Department

Public Information Officer

Hayley Greene, Director
Public Relations Department
912.212.8512 or 912.536.2827