18 Oct. 2021
During the 2019-2020 school year, area school Boards and local law enforcement/emergency responders initiated changes to school emergency response procedures to ensure all education providers in the area are using the same terminology and that the new terminology is clear and concise.
The new terminology and response levels are as follows (please see graphics below for more details on each response level):
Shelter in Place - LOW Level Response - This will be initiated when a potential threat exists outside of the building.
Secure School – MEDIUM Level Response – This will be initiated when a potential threat exists inside or outside of the building.
Lockdown School – HIGH Level Response – This is the highest level of response to a threat.