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    • Daily school checks by School Resource Officers (SROs) and city officers.
    • Our District employs two dedicated police officers to oversee our district-wide security efforts. This provides several benefits:
      • Receives specific, ongoing security training from the local, state and federal levels and keeps us focused on latest best practices.
      • Provides quality control measures to make sure we are able to practice and execute all that is specified in our emergency plans.
      • Provides a strong communication link between schools and police. This helps the district head off issues happening in the community before they pose risk to our school buildings.
    • Arrival and dismissal are monitored by administration and several building staff members, who are outside and in hallways.
    • Once school begins, all school doors are locked throughout the school day. Our school security officers conduct regular spot checks to ensure compliance.
    • During the school day, families and visitors are screened by a building secretary in a secure entrance to request access. The door is monitored by office personnel who observe and ask for name identification via a camera and intercom system. Unrecognized or unverified guests are not granted access. 
    • The district has developed and maintains a comprehensive, rigorous, emergency preparedness plan. This plan addresses all manner of crisis situations and is outlined in an emergency manual posted throughout the district.
    • All staff are trained by our school security officer on an ongoing basis to ensure they are able to execute the maneuvers and processes as outlined in the emergency manual.
    • Staff are trained and drills are conducted on a regular basis in protocols that apply to each specific building. For example, some buildings have a more traditional design with no direct classroom exits, while others have a more open design with exits in or nearby each classroom. In each situation, staff receives training that optimizes the safety factors offered within each specific building.
    • Emergency drills are conducted at each school on a regular basis.  
    • Each school is equipped with several exterior and interior video cameras. We seek to add additional cameras on an ongoing basis.
    • We make our school buildings available to local law enforcement during the summer months to conduct crisis response simulations. These exercises maintain preparedness for both local law enforcement and the district.