As per N.J.A.C. 6A:16-5.1 School safety and security plans (SSSP), The Center School has developed and implemented comprehensive plans, procedures, and mechanisms that provide for safety and security in our school. These plans provide for:
1. The protection of the health, safety, security and welfare of the school population;
2. The prevention of, intervention in, response to and recovery from emergency and crisis situations;
3. The establishment and maintenance of a climate of civility; and
4. Supportive services for staff, students and their families.
The SSSP must contain, among other things, protocols and procedures for quickly communicating to staff, students, parents, and emergency responders that a crisis situation exists; procedures for minimizing the risk of physical harm to students and staff in the event of exposure to a hazard(s); and protocols for responding to emergencies that require prompt and orderly actions, such as fires. Schools must also conduct regular fire and security drills, such as non-fire evacuations, bomb threats, lockdown, and active shooter situations. [To read more, click on the following link: http://tcssafetysecurity.weebly.com/]