We have a strong partnership with the Upper Arlington Division of Police and the Upper Arlington Division of Fire. We work together to create safety plans for our schools that are continuously reviewed, updated and improved. In addition to the School Resource Officer program, our schools regularly collaborate with officers to ensure training is up-to-date and to examine the safety precautions in place in our schools.
As required by the state of Ohio, we regularly practice safety drills and conduct safety-related discussions with students in a positive and age-appropriate manner. These state-required drills are unannounced and planned for various times of day. There are various types of drills including:
In addition to these steps, we have put in place several safety features in our school buildings, including secure vestibules, visitor management software and safety radios.