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School Safety

We work every day to make our schools as safe as possible for every person who enters our doors. Our commitment to safety includes the following:
  • A School Resource Officer: The mission of the SRO Program is to promote school safety by building a positive school climate in which everyone feels safe and students are supported to succeed.  The SRO Program also seeks to reduce violent crime committed by and against youth in our community. The SRO Program accomplishes this mission by supporting safe, secure, and orderly learning environments for students, teachers and staff. SROs will establish a trusting channel of communication with students, parents, and teachers and establish regular feedback opportunities.   The role of the SRO is not to enforce school discipline or punish students.  SROs will serve as positive role models to instill in students’ good moral standards, good judgment and discretion, respect for other students, and a sincere concern for the school community. SROs will provide information on community resources available to students and parents. Goals and objectives are designed to develop and enhance rapport between youth, families, police officers, school administrators, and the community in order to promote overall student achievement and success.

SRO Questions & Concerns
If you have a concern or complaint about the SRO, please fill out this form. The school administration and Mariemont Police Department will be notified.
 

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School Safety


  • Safety Drills:  Our students and staff typically participate in 15 safety drills throughout the school year. We also communicate with the students in an age-appropriate manner why we are doing these drills.
  • Visitor Sign In: Every visitor to a district school building during school hours must enter through the main entrance and register at the school office. If a visitor plans on visiting any part of the school other than the lobby, the visitor must sign in.
  • Volunteer Background Checks: Certain volunteer positions require a full background check prior to assuming volunteer duties. In general, these are volunteers who may work unsupervised with children or any visitor who is on school property regularly and opts to register for a permanent school volunteer badge. 
  • Safety Reporting System: The online reporting system and the 1-866-listen2me phone system are for students and parents to report concerns which may affect the peace of mind of students or jeopardize the safety of people or school facilities.
  • Emergency Training: The district requires 100% of district staff to complete basic ALICE training during the school year. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training prepares individuals to handle the threat of an intruder and lead others to safety. Local law enforcement officials also conduct one-on-one classroom safety assessments with district staff.
  • Emergency Notification: Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, the district began using a notification program called SchoolMessenger in the case of an emergency. The district also utilizes standard media outlets and/or social media as well as email, the district website and the district app to inform key people in an emergency situation.
  • Security Cameras: The district has dozens of digital cameras in our schools to monitor activity inside and out.
  • Emergency Plans: We review and exercise our emergency plans several times each year. Programs like NaviGate, which provides a web-based system where critical information can be stored, updated and accessed by all essential school and safety personnel, make it even easier for us to have instant access to critical emergency information. We are one of the few school districts in the area to have launched this innovative and effective tool.
  • Safety Task Force: During the 2015-16 school year, a Safety Task Force was tasked with reviewing district policies and practices on several safety topics. This task force, comprised of staff and parents, identified key findings, developed a variety of options and presented those key findings and options to the Mariemont Board of Education for consideration in future planning.