Safety

Safety and security measures currently in place:

  • New Visitor Check-In System
  • Emergency Response Guide
  • Development of a comprehensive District Emergency Manual
    • Updated annually and compiled through research of best practices from U.S. Department of Education, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Secret Service.
  • Development of a comprehensive Crisis Response Manual.
    • Updated annually and compiled through research of best practices from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), as well as school crisis response manuals from school systems across the United States.
  • District Safety Task Force, which includes employees and emergency responders, meets on a regular basis to review safety needs and plans for emergencies.
    • All procedures are researched and based on best practices.
  • Partnerships with local emergency responders (St. Louis County Police Department, Affton Fire Protection District, etc.) and collaboration for meetings, trainings, and planning.
  • School Resource Officers (SROs) on staff at middle and high schools.
  • All employees have had a background check and wear photo identification badges.
  • School Emergency Response Team at each school, which includes ongoing training.
    • All employees have been trained with the knowledge and skills necessary to keep themselves and students safe during an emergency by certified 4E law enforcement personnel.  
  • Presence of first aid kits, fire extinguishers, AED machines, bleeding control stations, Narcan®, etc.
  • Schools have personnel trained in CPR, First Aid, and use of the materials directly above.

Dr. Chris Daughtry
Assistant Superintendent
(314) 633-5920

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