The safety and well-being of our students, staff and community within our buildings, grounds and vehicles is one of the most important and challenging responsibilities that we have as a school district. Student safety is vital to learning. We do our best, every day, to provide a safe environment for everyone that we are entrusted. Unfortunately, natural and man-made disasters do occur. As a district, we prepare for such emergencies by evaluating, planning and practicing. Safety is multi-faceted, addressing physical security as well as the social and emotional needs of our students. We cannot do it alone – our families and community play an integral role in the safety of our schools.
As a district, we are required by law to conduct fire, tornado, school safety and bus evacuation drills several times throughout the year. It is crucial for students and staff to be aware of and understand emergency procedures in all educational settings. The drills are conducted following our emergency management plan, which is updated, reviewed and submitted to the Ohio Department of Education with guidance from Ohio Homeland Security. We work in conjunction with the Auburn Fire Department, Bainbridge Police Department, Bainbridge Fire Department and the Geauga County Sherriff’s Department, as well as county emergency officials, regarding the safety practices in our district. School emergency plans are re-evaluated every three (3) years, or when moving into a new building. (Kenston Policy 8420 – Emergency Situations at Schools)
If You See Something, Say Something
If you See Something, Say Something, we encourage students, staff and families to report any concern, no incident is too small. We do not tolerate threats made against our students, staff and community and their well-being. Threats are taken seriously, reported to authorities, investigated and disciplined appropriately.
Thank you for working with us to ensure everyone’s safety. If you have any concerns or questions about the safety protocols in your child’s building, please contact the building principal.