University of Montana Safe Schools Center


Providing training, research, and professional development services to schools and communities across Montana and the U.S.

- School Emergency Operations Planning
- Cybersecurity
- Victim Assistance
- Social-Emotional Learning
- Professional Development
- Threat Assessment

About Us

The UM Safe Schools Center was endorsed by the Superintendent of Montana's Office Public Instruction in 2005 and approved by the Montana University System Board of Regents in 2006.  However, our organization has been working on numerous school safety grants and initiatives since 1999. Our current director is Dr. Daniel Lee, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership.

Contact Us

Safe Schools Center 
Phyllis J Washington Education Building, Suite 109 
(406) 243-5230
Social Media: UMTSafeSchools

News and Updates

  • There will be a 2-Day Training held June 16-17, 2020 for Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents for Key Decision Makers. Register at this link by June 2, 2020. Please note registration does require a FEMA SID number.
  • We recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. This grant will give us the opportunity to collaborate with schools across the state, and work locally on campus, to create safer schools for students statewide. 
  • The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has added a Coronavirus update to their information page on Communicable Diseases in Schools
  • "Zoombombing" is a potential security risk due to the move to remote school. This article contains tips for how to keep Zoom calls secure.
  • If you have questions about the re-opening of Montana schools, here is a press release from the state with some information on different phases.

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