Royal School District Safety

Royal School District Safety
Posted on 05/26/2022
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The high levels of anxiety and frustration currently circulating across communities following this week’s events are completely understandable. I want to share with our community the current and planned safety measures Royal School District has to ensure the wellbeing of our students and staff.

What’s already in place:

  •  Following the 2019 school bond approved by Royal voters, three of our four school buildings have secure entrance vestibules with regulated, buzz-in access to the buildings. As construction wraps up this summer, we will finish upgrading Royal Middle School’s entrance security system.
  • Exterior cameras and interior cameras are installed at all schools.
  • Alarm systems and badge access is in place for non-primary entrances at all schools.
  • Emergency plans are in place that were developed in coordination with local law enforcement and fire departments.
  • Staff and students participate in regular safety drills so that employees and students know what to do in an emergency.
  • We continue to encourage the use of the SafeSchools Alert reporting system, which allows students, staff, families, and community members to report safety tips and concerns.
  •  We continue to partner with the Grant County Sherriff’s Office, Royal City Police, and Renew to provide support in our safety efforts.
  •  We currently have several school counselors who are available to provide support to all of our students.

During this week’s board meeting, the Royal School Board took action to approve the hiring of a School Resource Officer (SRO). We will continue to remain vigilant as safety is our number one priority.  As we (both children and adults) continue to grieve and process emotions in the aftermath of such senseless violence, it is critical to attend to your health and to seek out resources. Please consider the resources and strategies listed below, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions regarding safety in Royal’s schools.

Resources:

Sincerely,

Roger Trail, Superintendent