Safer schools for students!
Implementation of enhanced incident response plans now complete!
Schools and work sites throughout Clearview Public Schools have now implemented a new incident response system, Hour Zero, which will help ensure all staff and students are supported and safe. Incident planning covers a large spectrum of possible emergency situations including fire, intruders in the schools, and environmental events.
DURING ANY INCIDENT, OUR FIRST PRIORITY IS THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF. In order to provide an effective response to any school crisis, Clearview has developed an Incident Response Plan for all schools and worksites.
The Plan works in conjunction with other local response plans, since a school incident could require the involvement of numerous agencies. The plans created for individual schools, along with the Clearview Plan, are reviewed annually and after an incident occurs.
There is an on-site incident response team at each school, along with a Clearview-based Incident Response Team that provides support and aid to schools at time of an incident. All staff is regularly trained on response protocols and drills are practiced at each school.
Although standardized protocols and procedures provide the basis for our response, the way in which we respond to an emergency is greatly influenced by the specifics of an incident. We are driven foremost by our concern of ensuring student and staff safety.
Clearview collaborates closely with local first responders to ensure plans are coordinated with appropriate agencies. Clearview’s plans do not replace the authority of law enforcement, fire or EMS – staff members work in full co-operation with these agencies.
A parent guide is available which outlines the key elements of the Plan and answers questions parents frequently ask regarding preparedness. I hope you find this guide helpful and informative.
We appreciate your support and assistance in our continued safety efforts.
Peter Barron, Superintendent