Providing a safe learning environment for students and staff is our number one priority.Ìý All ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Public ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ deploy a variety of safety and security measures to ensure safe learning environments.Ìý On this page will only highlight some of the more public safety measures and procedures we deploy and we will not go into details about other more protected procedures for obvious reasons.Ìý
For more information about the overarching processes and proceduresÌýwe deploy, pleaseÌýselect the links below:
Each building in the ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Public ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ has a individualized Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).Ìý These plans contain the more specific details related to that building's emergency processes and procedures.Ìý The EOPs are reviewed and updated annually by local law enforcement, the NebraskaÌýDept. of Education, the District's Safety and Security Committee, and finally by each building administrative team.Ìý Some of the general practices you might see outlined in the EOP are listed below:ÌýÌý
All 35 ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ have access control measures in place.Ìý These measures include but are not limited to individually locking rooms and electronically monitored areas using both video and contact surveillance at all times.Ìý Additionally, visitor management control measures are also utilized which helps limitÌýpublic access to our schools.
Standard Response Protocol (SRP):
The ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Public ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ participates in the Statewide effort to align emergency response by using SRP.Ìý The SRP is a Nationally known protocol developed by the .
SRP is based on five actions; Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter.Ìý In the event of an emergency, these actions are communicated to all students and staff by various means.Ìý Our staff and students are trained on these procedures regularly and these protocolsÌýare a part of each school's more comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan.ÌýÌýThe SRP also provides schools and local law enforcement with specific reunification procedures in the event of a mass evacuation.
For more information about SRP, please click on the links below:
Run, Hide, Fight Doctrine:
²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Public School also promotes the .
The School Resource Officer (SRO) position is a partnershipÌýbetween the Omaha Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff DepartmentÌýand the ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ Public School District.Ìý A full time officer is assigned to each of the high schools and part time officers are assigned to each middle school.ÌýÌý
The ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ SROs are carefully selected,Ìýtrained, and equipped to serve a unique and needed role in our schools.
The School Based Law Enforcement concept is the placement of an experienced law enforcement professional in the High ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ, Middle ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ and Elementary ²ÝÁñÊÓÆµ with the following goals.
The SRO program reflects a community partnership between the Police Department and the School District to ensure that our schools are safe, secure, and orderly learning environments.
The SRO should be looked at as a resource to which the school community can turn. As such, the SRO fulfills three roles by using a triad approach. The officer acts as aÌýlaw enforcement officer,ÌýanÌýinformalÌýcounselor,Ìýand aÌýlaw-related presenter.Ìý As a law enforcement officer, the primary purpose is to "keep the peace." As a informal counselor, the officer provides resource guidance to students, parents, teachers, staff, and act as a link to support services both inside and outside theÌýschool.Ìý As a law-related presenter, the officer will share special law enforcement expertise by presentations in the classroom to promote a better understanding of our laws.Ìý Furthermore, the SRO also serves as positive role model for the students on campus during school hours and off campus at extracurricular activities.
TheÌýNebraska Safe2Help Line atÌý833-980-SAFE (7233), is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Ìý All students, staff, and community membersÌýmay call Safe2Help anonymously at any time and speak directlyÌýto a trained counselor.Ìý The Help line can also be used to report any type of unsafe behavior in our schools.Ìý Safety is everyone's responsibility so if you see something, say something.Ìý
The Safe2HelpÌýis a partnership with Boys Town National Hotline.Ìý For more information, including how to reach a counselor through email, chat or text, go toÌý
The Center for Missing and ExploitedÌýChildrenÌýhas created a tool called "Take It Down".Ìý This tool allows individuals to remove unwantedÌýonline images of themselves.Ìý More information about this tool canÌýbe found here:ÌýÌý