Ladue School Board Continues to Discuss District-Wide Security Measures
The major discussion item on Monday night's workshop agenda.
Monday night, at the regular monthly work shop at 6 o'clock, the Ladue School Board will continue its on-going discussion of security measures already in place in the district.
Ladue has been an active participant in security measures long before school shootings and other incidents have occurred around the country.
Jason Buckner, assistant superintendent for business development and chief financial officer has been leading the discussion in this key area.
He said: “The prevention, response, and recovery efforts are being analyzed extensively.
The Board of Education continues to discuss improved measures to involve the community, as well as, outside entities in coordination with district safety efforts.”
This is the document the board is working from:
Safety Measures Overview
- All district policies related to safety were reviewed by the Missouri School Boards Association and district legal counsel, and re-‐adopted prior to the 2012-‐13 school year.
- Local, State, Federal and International Codes apply to all public school districts.
- Safety Handbooks are reviewed and updated annually Communication, Awareness and Preparedness
- Crisis Planning
- Regular Safety Meetings
o Two-‐Way Radios (125 throughout the district)
o Weather Radios in All Buildings
o Administrator Cell Phones with Text Groups
o Blackboard Connect Text, Email and Phone Groups o Regular Phone Application Updates
o Website Filtering and Monitoring o Infinite Campus
- FBI background checks on all employees, substitutes and regular volunteers (as required by the state)
- Safety Coordinator (required by the state)
- Student Resource Officer (full-‐time)
- Supervisory Assistants (7)
- Continuous Collaboration with Law Enforcement Officials
o St. Louis County
o City of Ladue
o City of Olivette
o City of Creve Coeur
- District Safety Committee (implemented August 2012), includes: o Lead building principals (and site designee, if desired)
o All cabinet members
- Minimum Required Drills (Assists in both student and staff training) o Fire (10)
o Earthquake (2)
- Mandatory professional development for certified, classified and administrative staff
- Student training on discipline and bullying Building Security Features
- Locked Periphery Doors with Intercom (“Buzz In”) System
- “Panic” Buttons in Front Offices Connected to 911
- Security Windows in All Classrooms
- Security Locks
- Surveillance Cameras (200)
- Phone/PA System (Every office, every classroom)
Transportation, Parking Lot and Pick-‐up/Drop-‐Off Procedures
- Supervisory Assistants
- Surveillance Cameras
- Security Lighting
- Cameras on Buses
- Kindergarten and First Graders must be met at the bus
- Transfinder Findings Report – Independent consultant hired to analyze
transportation and arrival/dismissal procedures and precautions
Student Privacy and Records Protection
- FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act protects students identity and records) Photo Permissions
Additional Areas of Safety Addressed by District
- Facility Use
- Health Issues, including allergies and immunizations
- Environmental, including asbestos and lead paint
- Seismic Study (Facilities Master Plan)