Keeping our schools safe and secure creates complex challenges. No single action by itself can make our schools safe, so protecting students and staff is a tremendous responsibility that requires a comprehensive approach. The training that students and staff receive about the district’s safety processes, plans, technologies and procedures empowers them to take effective action in emergencies.
The Littleton Public Schools Security Video is being shown to all current LPS 6-12 graders sometime before March, 2020. The nine-minute video explains the Five Security Protocols (Secured Perimeter, Shelter in Place, Evacuation, Room Clear and Lockdown) that are used by the district to manage situations that may occur in or around a school building while school is in session. It complements and helps reinforce the training students have been receiving and the drills LPS students have been practicing for years.
* For Spanish, start the video, click on the cc box at the bottom right, and select Spanish.
(* Para ver el video en español, empiecen el video, hagan click en las letras “cc” a la derecha de la parte baja y elijan “Spanish”.)
The protocols were developed by combining expertise from the education community, law enforcement and the security industry with the end result being a coordinated approach that helps school administrators make effective use of proven security practices for K-12 settings. The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools as well as United States Homeland Security recommend these safety protocols for schools.
Depending on the circumstances, a protocol may be implemented without any school functions being disrupted, while others may necessitate changes in dismissal times and might involve local emergency services. We are prepared to care for your children in all of these situations. When we work together, we are all safer.