Current Safety and Security Measures

  • The Leon County School District continues to refine its security measures and to be vigilant about the safety of students and staff. Considerable time and effort go into practicing safety and security. Below are examples of the kinds of measures incorporated in the comprehensive school safety strategy:

    • Coordination and emergency planning with LCSO/TPD police, fire, and safety officials
    • Coordination with Leon County Health Department
    • Comprehensive safety plans for each school updated annually--plans include evacuation, shelter-in-place, parent communication
    • On-going employee training
    • Staff members designated to assist special needs students in an emergency/crisis
    • Employee/visitor identification badges
    • Designated parking for students, staff, visitors
    • Reduced number of school doors accessible from the outside
    • Emergency kits in every school ready for first responders in an emergency
    • Crisis plans updated regularly to reflect current climate and level of risk
    • Crisis management teams in all schools
    • Crisis intervention teams in all schools
    • Status checks of emergency communication devices
    • Regular maintenance and testing of security alarm systems
    • Regular inspection of elevators
    • Central control of air intake in all schools
    • Staff trained on mail handling safety
    • Fire safety drills conducted as required
    • Defibrillators tested regularly
    • Exit signs clearly marked and visible
    • Entrances clearly marked with signs directing visitors to the main office
    • Appropriate identification required of adults signing out students
    • Bus loading/drop off areas monitored by staff

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