Safe Schools Unit
The Safe Schools Unit assists school districts in their efforts to provide and maintain safe and supportive learning environments through training and technical assistance, and grants administration. In addition, the Safe Schools Unit serves as a liaison between ADE’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and school districts’ administration and safety staff, the Criminal Justice Institute, Arkansas School Safety Commission, Arkansas Center for School Safety, Arkansas Fusion Center, and other agencies.
Jason Weatherly, Safe Schools Coordinator
Prior to joining the Safe Schools Unit, Jason worked for ADE DPSAFT as a Facilities Project Manager where he reviewed and inspected construction projects for over forty-five school districts. Prior to ADE, he was employed with the City of Cabot as a licensed electrical, plumbing, and HVAC building inspector. Jason has completed Civilian Response Active Shooter and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design training. He earned a BS summa cum laude in Leadership & Ministry, an MDiv in Bible & Theology and is currently working on a PhD in Theological Studies. Jason is a member of Alpha Chi, collegiate honor society.