About National School Safety Collaboratory

The National School Safety Collaboratory (NSSC) is a program that falls under the Institute for Complexity Management (ICM).  ICM is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization with a tax identification number of 43-2057175.

Our mission statement at the NSSC is: “To provide a safe and conducive learning environment for our children.”

School and CampusTQ is based on the Rare Event Analysis and Logic Meta Data Repository or REAL ToolTM.  REAL Tool combines the world’s most comprehensive databases of actual past and future simulated events, standards and best safety and security practices, and all hazards event sequences and asks key personnel the right questions at the right time to prevent and, when necessary improve responses to all hazards events that can impact the safe operation of schools.

School and CampusTQ is different from the traditional security compliance and physical security checklist approach because it is easier and faster to use and works to continuously assure high levels of preparedness across the entire range of events that can impact school safety. School and CampusTQ recognizes the critical role of student and teacher awareness, personal responsibility and vigilance, and effective leadership as the most effective ways to assure the safe operation of schools.

Our Partners


Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where world-class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security.   Argonne is managed by the UChicago Argonne LLC, part of the University of Chicago, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.   Argonne has 3400 employees including 1400 scientists and engineers, with an operating budget of $760 Million.

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To provide a safe and conducive learning environment for our children