SCHOOL SAFETY & EMERGENCY RESPONSE
LUDLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
205 FULLER STREET | LUDLOW, MA 01056 | PHONE 413-583-8372 | FAX 413-583-5666
Training and Drills
Definitions and Procedures
What Families Need to Know
Plans Are In Place - Emergencies are unexpected, unpredictable, and take many forms. No one can be fully prepared for everything that may happen, but we do have response plans in place that are based on the latest research.
Safety Team - The district's Safety Team consists of district and school administration, police and fire administration and personnel, Ludlow Community Center/Randall's Boys & Girls Club and St. John's School administration. We meet monthly throughout the year to discuss plans and strategies, trainings and drills, and reflect on previous or potential situations. Between meetings our administrators and counseling staff work closely with police and fire regarding specific situations.
We Have A School Resource Officer - LPS and LPD have a formal partnership regarding the placement of a School Resource Officer (SRO) in our schools in order to promote a positive school climate and school safety. Officer Nate Goodrow is a certified SRO and has been a welcomed member of our school teams since his arrival last year.
Parent/Family Notification - In the event of a school emergency, we provide information directly to the people impacted, as quickly and safely as we can. Parents/families of students that may be impacted by a situation will be contacted directly via phone call, text, and/or email. The message may be short: there is a situation, their child is safe, and the authorities are handling it. A follow up message may be provided directly to those parents/families, as well as a general one to the school community. Information will come from the superintendent, the principal, or the police. Personal accounts or retelling of events on social media are not reliable sources of information and the resharing of them could potentially harm students or staff and jeopardize school or police investigations.
If something happens ...