District Safety and Security Information

We are committed to empowering our staff and students to respond to a variety of incidents that could happen in our schools.  We plan and prepare for various emergency situations and work to mitigate hazards of all kinds in and around our schools. Should a critical or emergency situation ever arise in our area or on campus while school is in session, please be advised that each school has a site-specific emergency response plan to respond effectively and efficiently to each situation, maximizing the use of all available resources. Teachers, administrators and staff have been trained and have completed drills with their students.

Please note: In accordance with RCW 42.56.420, to avoid the exploitation of our safety and security environment by those who would cause harm or damage to our students, staff or facilities, we do not make security documents or detailed security information available to the public.

Because it is not possible to mitigate completely against every hazard that poses a risk within our district, preparedness measures can help to reduce the impact of the remaining hazards by taking certain actions before an emergency event occurs. Preparedness includes plans or other preparations made to save lives and facilitate response and recovery operations. 

Our goal is to respond quickly in order to minimize the impact of an emergency situation and to provide accurate information to emergency personnel and parents. The school district’s response will be determined by what will keep students and staff most safe. Once this is determined, response begins.

District resource- and procedural-based security mitigation, improvements, upgrades, and new initiatives are developed and prioritized for funding and implementation based on security risk assessment information.

Risk is a function of threats exploiting vulnerabilities to obtain, damage or destroy assets. Thus, threats (actual, conceptual, or inherent) may exist, but if there are no vulnerabilities then there is little/no risk. Similarly, you can have a vulnerability, but if you have no threat, then you have little/no risk. This approach helps ensure finite resources are applied to mitigating foreseeable security risks rather than reactive decision-making based on fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

Past, current and future security mitigation, improvements, upgrades, and new initiatives include: