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School Safety

The ANWSD strives to provide a safe and secure learning and teaching environment while maintaining an open and welcoming school. ANWSD is exposed to different hazards that have the potential to disrupt normal operations within the ANWSD and local community.

Together we can make our schools stronger and safer. Students teachers, parents, school administrators, local law enforcement, and community members have a role to play in creating a safe and secure environment for everyone. We also have a dedicated team of safety professionals who are committed to creating a safe learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Here are some of the ways that the District has engaged in safety and security preparedness efforts.

  • We collaborate with local emergency planners and with our first response community on our school emergency preparedness efforts.

  • The School and Public Safety Group also meets regularly with local emergency responders to review and evaluate our emergency procedures and stay up to date on emergency protocols from the State of Vermont.

  • The ANWSD has a strong relationship with our local law enforcement and we often work with these members to discuss potential crisis situations. ANWSD also receives support from Mental Health Professionals through Counseling Services of Addison County (CSAC). 

  • Our schools also routinely practice safety drills to promote awareness and response to potential emergency situations.