Annual Notification Regarding the District's Emergency Response Plan
The LaFayette Central School District has an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in place to address student and staff safety issues. The ERP would be activated in the event of a local disaster or school emergency. Statistics show that schools are still among the safest places to be on a day-to-day basis, due to the strong commitment of educators, parents, and the community toward their children. Nevertheless, disasters do happen, and as such, no district can be complacent in its efforts to make its schools even safer.
Per the district's S.A.V.E. Plan, the designated chief emergency officer will be responsible for coordinating communication between staff, law enforcement, and first responders to ensure understanding of the district-level safety plan. The chief emergency officer will also be responsible for communicating details to staff during an emergency.
Also in the event of an emergency, the school's public information specialist will be responsible for disseminating information to the public by communicating with local media and the community.
The district's mass communication system, School Messenger, utilizes the student/parent/guardian information stored in SchoolTool. Therefore, it is imperative that parents/guardians ensure that their contact information is current and accurate in SchoolTool. Whenever your contact information changes, please reach out to your child's school immediately to update your information to ensure that you'll be able to receive emergency communications from the district.
Parents/guardians should also be aware that the district will conduct unannounced emergency and lockdown drills at each school throughout the year. Law enforcement and emergency personnel may be included in these drills, when possible. Visitors to school building will be notified of emergency drills/situations such as shelter-in-place, hold-in-place, evacuation, or lockdown.
To view the district's ERP, please click here.