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SCHOOL SAFETY

DISTRICT SAFETY TEAMS

The District’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) include several building and district-level teams. Each team is strategically organized based upon recommended practices from national, state and local school safety authorities. Each group plays a significant role in the district’s approach to safety preparedness including activities associated with: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery, or simply put, school safety activities before, during, and after an incident. Below is a partial list of District Safety Teams at Whiteford Agricultural Schools with a brief description of their roles and memberships.

SAFETY COUNCIL
The Safety Council is the primary school safety organizational team in the district. The team develops plans, and establishes protocols and procedures, organizes programs and services, provides information and support, receives ongoing training and updates and generally oversees the school safety activities in the district. They will set short and long-term safety goals. They may recommend to the Superintendent and/or BOE initiatives, training, and procedures to be implemented, purchases to be approved, and policies to be adopted. The Safety Council meets monthly as an extension of the Administrative Leadership Team.

Membership Include:

  • District and Building Administrators
  • Director of Transportation, Buildings, and Grounds
  • Elementary Behavior Interventionist
  • Secondary Dean of Students
  • School Resource Officer
  • Local Police and Fire Personnel (As Requested)

SAFETY BUILDING TEAMS
The Building Safety Teams meet at the discretion of the building principal, but recommended to meet quarterly. They will facilitate communication with the Safety Council by advocating safety concerns unique to the individual buildings. They will guide building implementation of all district safety initiatives.

Membership Include:

  • Building Administrator
  • Behavior Interventionist or Dean of Students
  • School Counselor
  • Teachers
  • Support Staff

SAFETY FOCUS STAKEHOLDER GROUP
The Safety Focus Stakeholder group is a diverse group of staff, students, parents, and community members that participate in a guided discussion about the current strengths and challenges of school safety planning in the district. The group meets annually.

Membership Include:

  • Parents/Guardians
  • Students
  • Staff
  • Community Members
  • Superintendent (Facilitator)

MEDICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (MERT)
The Medical Emergency Response Teams provide support for medically related issues and emergencies which occur in each school building. MERT members are often called upon to assist with medical incidents in the school setting. They act as first responders for medical support until local EMT or licensed medical provider arrive at the scene. The team members are certified in CPR, AED, Basic First Aid while many team members also receive Crisis Prevention Institute (a nationally recognized training in de-escalation, seclusion and restraint practices) and receive training in general school safety practices annually. Each building has a designated Medical Emergency Response Team.

Membership Include:

  • Secretarial Staff
  • Designated Teachers
  • Building Administrators
  • Designated Support Staff

CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM
The membership of the Core Response Team primary function is to provide social and emotional support during and after the occurrence of a crisis incident in the school community. The Crisis Response Team members are trained professionals who help members of the school community with coping, managing and effectively navigating personal or group crisis events. Team members are often made available to students, families, staff and sometimes other schools after a loss or tragedy. They are also called upon to help instruct and guide appropriate interactions among students, teachers and colleagues experiencing a personal loss or a tragic event.  Depending upon the magnitude of the event, one or more Crisis Response Team members may be requested to provide support services.

Members Include:

  • Counselors
  • Social Worker
  • School Psychologist
  • Monroe County ISD Mental Health Team
  • Building Administrator(s)
  • Superintendent

SAFETY MEETINGS

SAFETY COUNCIL

SAFETY BUILDING TEAMS

SAFETY FOCUS STAKEHOLDER GROUP
Stakeholder Focus Meeting Presentation 1/18/24
Stakeholder Focus Meeting Outcomes 1/18/24

behavior threat assessment management (btam)

At Whiteford, we take school based threats seriously. In order to determine the level or severity of a threat, a Core Threat Assessment Team comprised of the School Resource Officer (SRO), administrators, and counselors completes a research-based screening process. The decision must consider age, developmental level, credibility, and history of concerns regarding the student who made the threat. Credibility of the threat is based on the student's presentation of what happened, whether others were threatened, and consideration of other information known about this student. Once screened, the team may move forward with the full threat assessment (BTAIP). The screener and assessment along with other resources can be found below:

School-Based Behavioral Threat Assessment Screening Tool
Behavioral Threat Assessment and Intervention Plan (BTAIP)
Intervention & Monitoring Plan
Parent Notification & Agreement
Re-Entry or Follow-Up Meeting

incident reporting (MCL 380.1241)

A school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy shall submit a report to the Michigan State Police on crime or attempted crime occurring on the school premise, school-related vehicles, or at a school-sponsored activity. ​This information is required for 2018 Public Act 551; the information is used for statistical tracking. A report is required for submission within 24 hours after the incident occurs, or within 24 hours of school personnel being made aware that an incident had occurred. 

WHITEFORD INCIDENT REPORTING
11/03/22-Threat
11/28/22-Trouble with Suspect
2/2/23-General Assist
2/3/23-Threat
2/13/23-Threat
4/20/23-Assault
4/28/23-Assault
6/9/23-Assault
10/6/23-Assault
1/5/24-Disorderly Conduct

2023-2024 Safety Drill Reporting

Documentation of completed school safety drills must be posted on our website within 30 days after each drill is completed and maintained for at least three (3) years.

FIRE DRILLS
September 8, 2023 - Elementary  Middle/High
September 20, 2023 - Elementary  Middle/High
October 26, 2023 - Elementary  Middle/High
April 25, 2024 - Elementary  Middle/High
May 14, 2024 - Elementary  Middle/High

SAFETY DRILLS
October 6, 2023 - Elementary  Middle/High
January 26, 2024 - Elementary  Middle/High
April 19, 2024 - Elementary  Middle/High

TORNADO DRILLS
November 8, 2023 - Elementary  Middle/High
March 7, 2024 - Elementary  Middle/High

MERT DRILLS
September 28, 2023 - Elementary  Middle/High
February 22, 2024 - Elementary  Middle/High

2022-2023 safety drill reporting

FIRE DRILLS
1.  September 9, 2022 (MS/HS)
1a. September 9, 2022 (ELEM)
2.   September 21, 2022 (MS/HS)
2a. September 21, 2022 (ELEM)
3. October 27, 2022 (MS/HS)
3a. October 27, 2022 (ELEM)
4. April 27, 2023 (MS/HS)
4a. April 27, 2023 (ELEM)
5. May 16, 2023 (MS/HS)
5a. May 16, 2023 (ELEM)

SAFETY DRILLS
1.   October 7, 2022 (MS/HS)
1a. October 7, 2022 (ELEM)
2.  January 18, 2023 (MS/HS)
2a. January 18, 2023 (ELEM)
3. May 15, 2023 (MS/HS)
3a. May 15, 2023 (ELEM)

TORNADO DRILLS
1.   November 8, 2022 (MS/HS)
1a.  November 8, 2022 (ELEM)
2. March 9, 2023 (MS/HS)
2a. March 9, 2023 (ELEM)

MERT DRILLS
1. October 26, 2022 (ELEM Fall)
2. (MS/HS Fall)
3. (ELEM Winter)
4. January 18, 2023 (MS/HS Winter)

2021-2022 Safety Drill reporting

FIRE DRILLS
1.   September 10, 2021 (MS/HS)
1a. September 10, 2021 (ELEM)
2.   September 28, 2021 (MS/HS)
2a. September 28, 2021 (ELEM)
3.    October 28, 2021  (MS/HS)
3a.  October 28, 2021  (ELEM)
4.    May 5, 2022 (ELEM)
4a.  May 5, 2022 (MS/HS)
5.    May 23, 2022 (ELEM)
5a.  June 2, 2022 (MS/HS)

SAFETY DRILLS
1.   October 8, 2021 (MS/HS)
1a. October 8, 2021 (ELEM)
2.   April 22, 2022 (ELEM)
3.   May 6, 2022 (MS/HS)

TORNADO DRILLS
  
1.   November 9, 2021 (ELEM)
  1a. November 9, 2021 (MS/HS)  
 
2.   March 10, 2022 (ELEM)
  2a. March 17, 2022 (MS/HS)  

2020-2021 Safety Drill Reporting

FIRE DRILLS
1.   September 11, 2020 (ELEM)
1.a September 14, 2020 (MS/HS)
2.   Septeber 24, 2020 (ELEM)
2.a Septerber 24, 2020 (MS/HS)
3.   October 28, 2020  (MS/HS)
3a. October 28, 2020 (ELEM)
4.   April 29, 2021 (MS/HS)
4a. April 30, 2021 (ELEM)
5.   May 18, 2021 (MS/HS)
5a. May 18, 2021 (ELEM)

SAFETY DRILLS
1.   October 9, 2020 (ELEM)
1.a​​ October 9, 2020 (MS/HS)
2.   January 20, 2021 (ELEM)
2.a March 3, 2021 (MS/HS)
3.   April 16, 2021 (MS/HS)
3a. April 16, 2021 (ELEM)

TORNADO DRILLS
1.   December 8, 2020 (ELEM)
1.a March 5, 2021 (MS/HS)
2.   March 11, 2021 (ELEM)
2.a March 11, 2021 (MS/HS)