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School Safety

What We Are Doing

  • A reunification exercise has been completed in 2022, training a group of students and staff from our high schools in the Standard Reunification Method. This exercise was done in collaboration with the local police and fire departments.
  • The School District employs a School Safety Director who oversees safety and security for the District in collaboration with school staff. The Safety Director is certified by the Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association (WSSCA) as a School Safety Coordinator and has completed two certification courses in School Safety Assessment from WSSCA.
  • School safety plans are reviewed and updated annually by the Safety Director and school staff. Schools practice at least 14 safety and fire drills throughout the year.
  • School safety assessments are performed regularly to check that the school buildings are secure during the school day and to ensure other safety protocols are being followed.
  • We follow the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) from the iloveyouguys foundation. The SRP has been recognized by the state of Wisconsin Office of School Safety as best practice response options for emergency situations. SRP is incorporated into the School Safety Plan and training is provided to students and staff every year in these safety principles.
  • We utilize a comprehensive visitor management process (Raptor) that requires visitors to enter at a specific door at the main entrance and be screened prior to entering into the school buildings.
  • The school district has embarked in a comprehensive security camera enhancement project for all schools. Improved software and additional cameras have been implemented at all of the schools and will continue into 2022.
  • The Speak Up, Speak Out anonymous threat tip reporting system can be accessed via app, web browser, or by phone is sponsored by the Wisconsin Office of School Safety and collaborates with the local police and School Resource Officers in threat detection and risk avoidance. Students receive training at the beginning of the school year to familiarize them with this resource.
  • Additional training is provided to specialized groups of staff such as kitchen staff, front office staff, and facilities staff in recognizing additional security and safety areas of interest for those groups.
School Safety Commitments
  • By deploying facility best practices and prioritizing financial resources we will secure our schools
  • Through planning and by providing regular safety training we will communicate the importance of staff and student preparedness
  • By dedicating time to lead and engage, our leadership will seek to listen and build organizational capacity

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