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Safety & Security

Commitment to Safe Schools

USD 232 is committed to promoting and fostering a safe learning environment for all schools. We work continuously to prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from a wide range of emergencies through a multi-layered approach to safety and security. 

School district safety is categorized into three areas, defining our intention and guiding our direction.
Communication, Secure Facilities, Response to Crisis

School Safety Terms

Lockdown

A lockdown takes place if an internal threat is identified at the school. Staff should follow ALICE protocols, as applicable to the situation.

 

 

Lockout  

A lockout recovers all students from outside the building, secures the building perimeter and locks all outside doors. This would be implemented when there is a threat or hazard in the general vicinity of a school, but not on, or very close to school property. Normal activities may continue inside the school during a lockout. No entry or exit will be allowed until the lockout is lifted.

 

Shelter-in-Place

Students take refuge in designated areas to protect them from hazardous materials or severe weather. No entry into or exit from the school will be allowed until the shelter-in-place is lifted.

 

Hold-in-Place

Movement of students and staff is temporarily limited when an internal incident arises, such as a student in crisis, a medical emergency, or a maintenance issue. This is initiated to keep students and staff away from the affected area.

 

Evacuation

Students and staff are required to be moved out of a building because it is safer outside than inside (as in the case of a fire, explosion or hazardous material spill). Some evacuations may occur during a lockdown as staff follow ALICE protocols, as applicable to the situation.

Useful Links

Available resources to report concerns

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Bullying and/or Harassment
Help keep our schools safe by reporting incidents of bullying and/or harassment. Our school district online form is easy to use and you can remain anonymous.

 

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Kansas School Safety Hotline: 1-877-626-8203 
Toll free and anonymous. The Kansas State Department of Education, in cooperation with the Kansas Highway Patrol, established a school safety hotline. This hotline gives students, parents, and community members the opportunity to report any impending school violence.

 

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Kansas Parent & Youth Resource Hotline: 1-877-332-6378
The hotline is staffed by trained professionals and volunteers who listen to each caller’s concerns and seek to provide callers with resources. The hotline can communicate with all non-English speaking callers. You can also text or email 1800children@kcsl.org.

 

Suspicious Activity
Report suspicious activity online. Notice: to report an emergency, or a crime in progress, Dial 911. To speak to someone directly about a crime or threat, Call 1-800-KS-CRIME, or your local law enforcement. 

 

Scannable QR code for Crime Stoppers

KC Crime Stoppers
Make an impact on school safety by anonymously reporting potential danger to individuals or the school through Scholastic Crime Stoppers. Call the hotline at 816.474.8477 or scan the QR code for direct access to kccrimestoppers.com