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Raptor StudentSafe™ Funding Now Available

$6 million now available for Michigan schools to identify and collect concerning student behaviors and manage threats.
Early Intervention Software

$6M Now Available

Apply by March 15, 2024

The recent independent report on the tragedy at Oxford High School noted, “Some administrators believed that a threat assessment only occurred when there was a direct threat to harm someone else, which is inconsistent with the District’s policy and risks missing concerning conduct or behaviors that could be a precursor to violence.” This emphasizes the critical importance of addressing concerns early and the need for tools to make sure no student slips through the cracks.

  • Michigan’s Section 97j Early Behavior Intervention Tools grant provides $6 million in funding (approximately $1800 per school) to acquire tools dedicated to recognizing initial signs of problematic behaviors that may lead to abuse, self-harm, or violence in schools. 
  • This funding provided by the state legislature allows every public and charter school in Michigan to purchase Raptor StudentSafe. 
  • The application for section 97j funds is open in NexSys and will remain open until March 15, 2024.
  • The patented StudentSafe technology from Raptor is the only solution that brings together all the systems that help schools recognize, document, support, and manage the wellbeing of individual students.  
  • The intuitive and robust platform includes the ability to capture low-level concerns, document interventions, conduct behavioral threat assessments and suicide risk assessments, and manage such cases to ensure positive student outcomes. 

Include StudentSafe in your 97j application-speak to a specialist today!


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About StudentSafe

Many schools in Michigan today use paper forms, spreadsheets, or ineffective software to attempt to track student behaviors. Transitioning to a digital platform like StudentSafe offers a myriad of benefits, including:   

  • Helping to capture low-level concerns, allowing for easy documentation and tracking of student behavior 
  • Facilitating quick identification of patterns, which in turn enables timely interventions 
  • Streamlining collaboration as well as the roles of school counselors, administrators, and other staff  
  • Supporting consistent application of threat assessment protocols  
  • Protecting sensitive data with role-based permissions and SOC 2 security and privacy compliance
  • Raptor StudentSafe is a 2023 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner for empowering schools with early intervention software
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“The recent independent report on the tragedy at Oxford High School proves the critical importance of proactively identifying and addressing concerning behaviors as early as possible and emphasizes the need for tools to make sure that no student slips through the cracks,” said Dr. Amy Grosso, Director, and Expert in Residence at Raptor Technologies. “StudentSafe enables Michigan schools to rapidly provide appropriate interventions to the right students before behaviors escalate to a crisis point, quickly turning policy into action.” 

$328M for Section 31aa

Section 31aa of the FY24 budget allocates $328 million for schools to improve mental health and improve school safety with at least half of the funds to be spent on mental health.

Allowable school safety expenses include: 

  • Coordination with local law enforcement 
  • Training for school staff on threat assessment  
  • Training for school staff and students on threat response 
  • Training for school staff on crisis communication  
  • Safety infrastructure 
  • Student Safety Management System 
  • Any other school safety service or product necessary to improve or maintain security in buildings 

Allowable mental health expenses include: 

  • Hiring or contracting for support staff  
  • Implementing mental health screening tools 
  • Any other mental health service or product necessary to improve or maintain the mental health of students and staff 

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