School Safety Hotline


The 1999 Kansas Legislature has appropriated funds to assist the  State  Department of Education, in cooperation with the Kansas Highway Patrol, in establishing a school safety hotline.  This hotline is a toll free number available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to give students, parents, and community members the opportunity to report any impending school violence.  As you are aware, students usually have knowledge of potential school violence before it occurs.  This hotline would give students the opportunity to anonymously report any potential violence.

Personnel at the Salina Central Dispatch of the Kansas Highway Patrol will answer the hotline number.  The dispatchers will get as much information about each situation reported as the caller wishes to relay.  Upon receipt of a call, the dispatchers will notify appropriate law enforcement agencies and/or the office of the superintendent of schools depending upon the severity of the situation.

If you have questions concerning the Hotline, please contact:

Dale M. Dennis, Deputy, Commissioner of Education
120 East Tenth Street, Topeka, Kansas, 66612-1182
Phone: (785) 296-3871 / Fax: (785) 296-0459
E-mail:
 ddennis@ksde.org