A review for what we are doing in safety at Fairview...we had a lot occur during the first semester of this school year, and we have learned a lot from what has occurred. As for the two biggest incidents that occurred, the breaking of the front door window panes and the school threat, we were able to see what we have in place that works and what we need to have in place to work better. After both incidents we debriefed with all parties involved in the incident, District level security, and District level personnel. Through the debriefs we were able to see what items we need to improve, on all levels, and with that we are in the process of implementing new practices and additional trainings to improve practices.
In addition to the debriefs, we have been able to widen and strengthen relationships with local first responders. We have met with the Boulder Fire Marshall to review evacuation routes from the building and improvements that need to be made in the building in regards to fire doors and fire/smoke detectors. As a result, those changes are already being made and will be completed before the end of the year. We have also increased our work with Boulder Police by enhancing communication, assisting with investigations, and sharing information.
On a daily basis we build rapport with all students and staff, monitor hallways and doors, check doors throughout the day, and are prepared to respond to any incidents that occur. Our safety team continually builds knowledge with training (on both a local and national level) on topics such as threat assessments, Title IX, bullying, and internet trends. We are also increasing safety training for staff and students that will include yearly training on Standard Response Protocols, bullying, and safety.
All of this will hopefully result in increased safety for all students, staff, and parents as well as an increased sense of safety. Our goal is to stay safe!
School Safety Advocate