Please know that the safety of the students in our care is of the utmost importance. While it is impossible to guarantee that dangerous situations will never happen in and around our schools, we take far-reaching preventive measures.
The most important thing we can do is be aware of who is in and around our schools.
- It has been standard practice to require visitors to check in at the main office and receive a visitor’s badge. We are asking all school personnel to make sure this is a priority.
- We stress to employees the importance of stopping individuals they do not know. Students, especially older ones, are asked to report any unidentified individuals to a teacher or other school official right away.
- We are also taking extra care to keep non-essential doors locked. Our high schools have multiple entrances, but we are restricting access at each high school.
- You as parents and neighbors of our schools can be very helpful by being aware of what is going on in and around the building and reporting unusual activity.
- Local law enforcement and district security officials are increasing their presence around our schools.
Littleton Public Schools has placed a priority on safety and security measures for many years.
- Our district security system, which is currently one of the most advanced systems used in any school district in the nation, gives us the ability to know and see at any time—24 hours a day, seven days a week—what is happening around our schools.
- We work closely with local law enforcement through the preparation of and drilling for various emergency responses and through our school resource officers to help keep our schools safe learning environments for our students.
- The November 2012 issue of Security Magazine ranked LPS as the 11th best school district in the nation for security protocols.
It cannot be stressed enough how seriously we take these issues. We are parents, as well, and we hope this information assures you that not only do we share your concerns but that we are looking for ways to tighten the sound security measures we already have in place. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.
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