An update letter from Dr. Kelly regarding school safety

2013 January Safety Update









January 16, 2013





Dear Mayfield City Schools Parents and Guardians:
   This letter is a continuation of our communication with you regarding the Safety & Security Plan for Mayfield City Schools.
   Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, officials of the Mayfield City Schools have thoroughly reviewed the district’s Safety & Security Plan. I want to stress that the district’s Safety & Security Plan is continually under assessment. Our safety process is ongoing.
   With that in mind, I share with you what the Mayfield City School District is doing and what has been done to enhance and increase the safety of our students and staff. These measures include:
·         Earlier this month, district administrators met with security officials from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to learn about the latest crisis response techniques
·         Mayfield officials continue to meet with the safety forces of our four municipalities to reevaluate and update our school-based crisis response protocols
·         Local police and fire officials have reviewed the crisis plans at every school building in partnership with the Mayfield City Schools Safety Committee
·         New technology to secure the inside of school buildings and classrooms are under evaluation
·         The number of safety drills will be increased for every school building and will include all students and staff. Safety drills were conducted at all of our schools this fall
·         A district-wide phone system, which includes phones in all classrooms, is equipped with panic buttons to alert the main office
·         ALL exterior doors at our schools are locked. Buzz-in systems and video surveillance are in place at the main entrance at all schools
·         School Resource Officers are present daily in our school district
·         Principals have reviewed with staff their relevant safety procedures
·         Mayfield Schools Safety Reporting Helpline can be called anonymously to report suspicious behavior or threats: 1-866-547-8362
·         A comprehensive bullying report system through Public School Works has trained staff to recognize bullying, the causes of student stress and how to respond and report
   We want our parents and public to know that we are proactive. We place the safety of our students and staff as our highest priority. If you have questions, please call, 440.995.7210
                                                                                              Dr. Keith Kelly, Superintendent








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