Regional School Safety Center (RSSC)

Regional School Safety Center (RSSC)2023-10-19T09:01:23-07:00

Partnership & Solutions for Safe & Healthy Students


About the Regional School Safety Center

The Regional School Safety Center (RSSC) at ESD 112 is the heart of a comprehensive, community-wide approach to school-based safety planning and behavioral and mental health support. The RSSC works in close partnership with OSPI.

By utilizing a combination of best-practices approaches to behavioral health, student threat assessment, school safety coordination, and wellness and treatment services, a more complete picture of student needs and supports can be developed. The RSSC creates unique connections across school, community, state, and local systems to provide a comprehensive approach to behavioral health and school safety.

The RSSC offers a comprehensive “one-stop-shop” solution to school safety needs. Click on a service to learn more.

Public Health

About Public Health Coordination

The Regional School Safety Center works collaboratively with the AESD Network, the Department of Health, and OSPI to support statewide PreK-12 COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts, address other emerging infections and conditions of a public health significance, and coordinate recovery and post-pandemic planning efforts among local education agencies. We work closely with the School Nurse Corps, Prevention and Intervention Services Programs, and Local Health Jurisdictions.

Services we provide

  • Technical assistance to support COVID-19 testing related activities and other public health initiatives that lay the foundation for future public health response.
  • Support with pandemic and post-pandemic planning, response, and recovery activities, including prevention and mitigation strategies.
  • Connections to resources and best practice models.
  • Facilitate connections among schools and regional public health partners.
  • Function as regional conveyors of public health information and feedback.

Safe Schools Task Force

About the Clark County Safe Schools Task Force

Clark County Safe Schools Task ForceSchool safety should be a priority for all parents, educators, students, and community members. Students and educators have a right to attend schools that are safe and conducive to learning and achievement, yet schools often experience critical incidents such as suicide, natural disasters, or a mass casualty event that has a devastating impact on students, parents, educators and the community.

The purpose of the Clark County Safe School Task Force is to bring together schools, emergency responders and other local agencies to address the four phases of crisis management: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Our mission is to support school crisis prevention, response, and recovery, and to protect every school and every student, every day. The goal is to develop safety plans, procedures, resources and training that would empower school staff to act quickly and knowledgeably in an emergency.


Michael See
Director of Security, Safety & Emergency Management
Clark College
(360) 992-2413

2023-24 Meeting Schedule

September 2023
8-9:30 a.m.
ESD 112 Conference Center

November 15, 2023
8-9:30 a.m.
Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Services Center

January 17, 2024
8-9:30 a.m.
ESD 112 Conference Center

March 13, 2024
8-9:30 a.m.
ESD 112 Conference Center

May 15, 2024
8-9:30 a.m.
Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Services Center

Who to Contact

Who to Contact

Jennifer Hines

Behavioral Health Program Specialist


Phone: 360-952-3372


Don Lawry

Threat Assessment Coordinator


Phone: 360-952-3336


Corina McEntire

School Safety Coordinator


Phone: 360-952-3528


Susan Peng-Cowan

Behavioral Health Navigator


Phone: 360-952-3612


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ESD 112December 4, 2023 at 12:51pm
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