The tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College is a stark reminder of the importance of school safety.
Neah-Kah-Nie School District staff and students are trained how to respond to an incident at school. There are regularly scheduled drills for inclement weather, tsunami, earthquake, fire, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by students and staff.
The NKN School District is committed to ensuring children are safe at school. Children’s safety at school is so important, the school district is expanding its safety program to include the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) model for school safety. At the beginning of the school year, all Neah-Kah-Nie staff, representatives from local law enforcement, and emergency management, participated in a four hour Standard Response Protocol training. SRP is based on these four actions.
Lockout-“Secure the Perimeter”
Lockdown-“Locks, Lights, Out of Sight”
Evacuate-“To the Announced Location”
Shelter-“For a Hazard Using a Safety Strategy”
NKN staff will soon implement the Standard Response Protocol model in collaboration with local law enforcement and emergency management in all schools. SRP posters will be posted in all classrooms and other high traffic areas of each school. Parents will receive a flyer with additional information. Staff will begin training students in SRP and SRP drills will be conducted.
SRP is not a replacement for any school safety plan or program. It is simply a classroom response enhancement for critical incidents, designed to provide consistent, clear, shared language and actions among all students, staff and first responders.
Additional information can be found at iloveuguys.org or contact a Neah-Kah-Nie School District administrator.
Neah-Kah-Nie School staff thoughts and prayers go out to victims, injured students, and the families of the senseless tragedy at Umpqua Community College
Paul Erlebach, Superintendent