Successful Lock-down Drill

Successful Lock-down Drill
Posted on 04/27/2018
On Friday, April 27th, 2018 the Fort Ann Central School successfully completed a lock-down drill on campus. 

Our district safety coordinator, Micki Jones, as well as a local 
State Trooper and several officers from the Washington County Sheriff's Department helped facilitate the drill. 

We are incredibly proud of our students and staff for taking this unannounced event seriously, leading to a successful drill. 

As we are always looking to improve our procedures, our Incident Management Team plans to meet and debrief what went well and what needs adjustment. 

As a reminder, 
In light of recent discussions regarding school safety, the Fort Ann Central School District will be hosting an informational session on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. in the auditorium. We would like to take this opportunity to discuss the incident that took place on the morning of Tuesday, April 10, 2018 as well as the systems the district has in place to keep students, staff, and visitors safe.

The overall strategy for the School Emergency Response Team is to execute effective and timely decisions and actions and to work closely with emergency responders in order to protect students, staff and community members.  The District relies on school personnel and emergency responders to perform tasks that ensure the safety of students and staff. Pre-assigned roles based on training and qualifications have been given to district safety team members and staff members regularly practice drills and receive training. However, we recognize there is always room for improvement and dialogue.

The goal of this information session is to create a conversation with parents and community members about ways to keep our school safe. It is important to understand that school personnel, students and community members are expected to remain calm and follow directions given by district personnel and emergency responders during emergencies and drills. This is an important discussion and we hope you can make time for it.

This meeting will be directly followed by the 2018-2019 Budget Hearing meeting held at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. We encourage everyone to attend.

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