by Natasha L. Adams, Superintendent & CEO
West Clermont Schools
As we kick off another school year, we want to remind our community of the importance of school safety and security. As society has changed, so have the safety needs of our schools, students, and staff.
Over the past year, we have made significant progress toward protecting our campus and its people through physical, social-emotional, cyber, and crisis response safety measures. Some of our most notable achievements include:
- Publishing a Safety Guide
- Conducting a student survey
- Researching and issuing a “Talking to Your Kids About Safety and Wellbeing” resource from the West Clermont Citizens Advisory Commission
- Introducing Nya, School Resource Officer Steven Siekbert’s K-9 unit, to deter drug activity within our schools and community
- Earning grant dollars to make physical security enhancements and expand mental health services
As a result of the safety grant our district received, we added the following safety measures based on recommendations from our safety audit:
3M Safety Film:
All glass in our building's lobbies has been wrapped with 3M safety film. This will prevent the glass from breaking out of the frame if an object penetrates the glass.
Safety planters have been added to several school entrances as an additional barrier to vehicular traffic.
Perforated Window Film:
Perforated window film will be added to certain areas of our buildings. This allows people to see out but not in.
Additional security cameras have been added to the outside of our buildings and cameras have been upgraded across campus where necessary.
We each play a part in maintaining the safety of our school community. In fact, it’s part of our vision that Together as one community, we Learn. Lead. Succeed. To that end, if you see or hear anything suspicious, you can report it through our anonymous reporting system linked from the Safety and Security page of our website at westcler.org, the Safer School Tip Line by calling or texting 844-723-3764, or contacting the school principal or local law enforcement.
We’re excited to kick off another great year of learning in an environment where students feel safe and supported!