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Safety Practices

  • Start of every school year Zionsville Community Schools review and update their safety plans for each building. These plans are shared with ZPD and BCS.
  • Each school has a School Safety Committee made up of 5 to 15 members that meet to discuss bullying, weather related emergencies, lockdown procedures, etc.
  • School buildings have emergency first aid kits and a bullhorn if needed.
  • Every school practices at least one monthly fire drill, two tornado drills, and different kinds of lockdown scenarios. ZCS participated in the “Great Central U.S. Shake Out held in Feb. 2011, 12, and 13.
  • Role play/table top exercises were held with Safety Specialists and Principals from all buildings.
  • AED machines are located in buildings and regularly checked.
  • The ZFD walked all of the buildings to familiarize their staff with hallways and where fire equipment is located
  • Visitors are required to obtain a visitor ID badge when checking into the building. Protocol is established to have Zionsville employees have their ID badges visible and stop and ask anyone not compliant to report to the office.
  • Buildings have exterior doors locked and a door access device has been installed on all the front entry doors.
Additional practices, personnel, and supports to ensure school safety include items not shown on this page because of confidential collaborations, plans, capabilities, and ongoing monitoring that involve local law enforcement and lead school staff. The Board of School Trustees is active in frequent discussion about school safety. This is preparedness that is never done and always of the utmost importance.