Safety and Security

    Parent with child checking into front desk of school.  Photo of a visitor badge. "Your child's safety is Priority #1."Read the text on the page for details. Balsz School District and its four schools are committed to creating a safe and secure environment for learning. To this end, each school within the District, as well as the District Office, has crisis management guidelines and a comprehensive plan designed to inform staff and students of what to do in the event of a crisis. The plans are based on the State of Arizona's School effectiveness School Safety and Security Plans located at Arizona Department of Education School Safety

    The District's Crisis Manual contains vital information necessary to assist in any emergency situation. In addition to the manual, each school and the District Office have Crisis Response Teams that are mobilized in the event of an emergency to assist in providing information to the students, staff, families and community. Fire and lockdown drills are practiced regularly at each site to ensure that routines and safety procedures are well established and familiar to all. Parents/guardians can expect effective and efficient information communicated in a timely manner regarding school-related situations that may occur on campus.

    All visitors, including parents, are required to sign in, leave a photo ID with the front desk, wear a visitor ID, and sign out at the end of the visit.

    In the event of a school or District emergency, parents will be notified in the following ways:
    .  With a message sent home in the school newsletter;
    .  With a special parent advisory sent home from the school; and/or
    .  With a call and message from our emergency messaging system.


    Communication Procedures During Lockdown Situations