A Message From D300 Superintendent Fred Heid Regarding School Safety and the Shelter-in-Place Protocol
On Tuesday, September 1, District 300 was contacted by local law enforcement regarding ongoing police activity within proximity to two of our schools. As a result, both Lincoln Prairie Elementary and Jacobs High School implemented a “shelter-in-place” protocol. The decision to activate our safety procedures is based upon multiple factors including recommendations by local law enforcement, proximity of an event to our schools, and the severity of the event. Based on this information, we determine the schools and facilities that are directly impacted. When activated, the District will initiate the communication protocol to keep those directly affected by an emergency informed. To ensure a comprehensive communication process, the District uses a combination of our Rapid Communication System (RCS), district website, and social media to relay information.
The RCS system consists of phone messaging and email. In an emergency, the RCS system will only...