LPS schools partner with city, GLYI in observance
of Colorado Safe Schools Week October 20–26, 2013
Student safety has always been of the highest priority in Littleton Public Schools. LPS schools in conjunction with the City of Littleton and the Greater Littleton Youth Initiative will observe Colorado Safe Schools Week (October 20, 2013, through October 26, 2013). The three organizations have worked together for years to help prevent crime and violence, bullying, aggression, substance abuse, suicide concerns, gang activity, vandalism, and absenteeism.
Safe schools contribute to the academic achievement of our students, and LPS strives to make schools positive and caring places for all. But, such efforts cannot be achieved without close partnership with the City of Littleton and the Greater Littleton Youth Initiative. LPS has policies, practices, and programs that contribute to school safety throughout the year. Examples include:
the implementation of the Emergency Command System procedures;
crisis responder training;
sharing best practices with local responders;
periodic practice drills for students and staff;
ongoing communication and collaboration with local law enforcement, fire agencies, and other community partners;
the automated parent notification system;
promotion of the Safe2Tell report line;
mandatory visitor sign-ins at schools;
ID badges for staff, students, and visitors;
classroom management training;
the School Attendance Review Board;
formalized suicide and threat assessment procedures and;
implementation of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support model.
Schools across LPS will observe Colorado Safe Schools Week in their own way.