In each of our schools, the safety and well-being of all students remain the top priority. To this end, the leadership, faculty, and staff continue to be proactive in providing for student safety and the safety of our school community.
The Bangor School Department works in close collaboration with local, state, and federal health, safety, and emergency agencies to maintain a safe environment for students to learn and for faculty and staff to accomplish their professional responsibilities. As required by law, the Bangor School Department has a variety of safety plans including an Alert Messaging System. In addition, the Bangor School Department has a partnership with the Bangor Police Department in which a liaison officer is assigned to work with staff, students, and parents on issues concerning student safety. If you have any questions about a school’s safety plan, please contact the school principal.
Standard Response Protocol (SRP)
The Bangor School Department has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for emergencies that occur at all BSD schools. The SRP gives schools and their crisis response teams guidance for how to handle each type of emergency situation they may face. Safety and Security has partnered with the “I Love You Guys” Foundation” who has developed this guidance, which is followed by school districts nationwide. Students and staff are trained on the protocol throughout the school year. Below is the Standard Response Protocol:
Hold is followed by the Directive: “In your Room or Area” and is the protocol used when hallways need to be kept clear of occupants.
Secure is followed by the Directive: “Get inside. Lock Outside Doors” and is the protocol used to safeguard people within the building.
Lockdown is followed by “Locks, Lights, Out of Sight” and is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep occupants quiet and in place.
Evacuate and may be followed by a location and is used to move people from one location to a different location in or out of the building.
Shelter state the Hazard and Safety Strategy for group and self-protection.
Public BSD Emergency Management Plan:
Maine Sex Offender Registry:
Teen Dating Violence: Awareness and Prevention
In support of the Governor’s proclamation identifying February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, the following on-line resources are provided for students and parents:
Partners for Peace – a local organization working to end domestic violence