This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to information on free COVID-19 tests for IL K-12 public schools, shares the link to an upcoming behavioral threat assessment training through the REMS TA Center, promotes upcoming sessions of Digital Threat Assessment, and promotes upcoming conferences.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests for IL K-12 Public Schools

The Illinois State Board of Education has shared information from the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests for Illinois K-12 public schools. According to the document, "the tests are intended to supplement testing at your school district for the duration of the upcoming 2022-2023 school year," and "only one request is permitted per district." The request for tests should be submitted by
August 26, 2022.
REMS TA Center School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training Aug. 16th

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center still has availability for their no-cost School Behavioral Threat Assessments: An Introduction Train-the-Educator in-person training that will be conducted in collaboration with the Niles Township High School District 219. Please find additional details regarding this live event and how to register below.

School Behavioral Threat Assessments: An Introduction Train-the-Educator:  A full-day training on how school districts and schools can help prevent and reduce targeted violence in schools through behavioral threat assessments.
Upcoming Sessions of Digital Threat Assessment in Glen Ellyn, Normal, and
Fairview Heights

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce that we will be offering three in-person sessions of the "Digital Threat Assessment" training through Safer Schools Together. The goal of the Digital Threat Assessment class is to give attendees a stronger understanding of the current social media world, tools to be able to proactively identify student safety concerns, and provide strategies for dealing with online situations as they arise. For more information or to register, click the corresponding link below or email

Illinois School and Campus Safety Program