Student safety continues to be our school district’s top priority and we have many procedures and systems in place. Many of the systems have been in place for decades, however, we also continue to review and improve them each year. Our system of safety measures includes but is not limited to:
Some of these practices are required by federal and state laws, many are school level practices based on school-specific research – and some are best practices developed through lessons learned from events around the country. We work closely with the LPS security team and the Lincoln Police Department to continuously evaluate our safety protocols and to practice with our staff and students in the event of an emergency.
Lincoln Police Officer Kathryn Meade had her first day of school on Thursday. She even had her husband take the customary first-day-of-school photo in front of their house. Meade is one of six new school resource officers who had their first day with Lincoln Public Schools on Thursday. Each of them will split his or her time between two of the 12 LPS middle schools.