NCSD Safety and Security Update

During the August 12, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting a Safety and Security update was provided identifying Needs Assessment & Data Tracking specifically in relation to School-wide behavior systems.

Targeted efforts have been made to address security and safety measures across the District in alignment with the 10-point Comprehensive Safety Plan.

Data from the 2018-19 academic year shows some identified components as highlighted below:

  • Overall decrease in the area of Bullying/Cyber Bullying across all grade levels

  • Significant increase in the area of Vaping/E-Cigarettes/Tobacco across all grade levels

  • Areas of increase in defiance, disorderly conduct, harassment/sexual harassment, physical harm to others, and profanity at the elementary level *

  • Areas of increase in fighting, battery, profanity, vandalism, and threat at the middle level *

  • Areas of increase in classroom disruption, defiance, fighting, threat, vandalism, and weapons at the high school level *

  • Areas of decrease in battery, classroom disruption, drugs/alcohol, fighting, misconduct, theft, threat, and vandalism at the elementary level

  • Areas of decrease in defiance, disorderly conduct, drugs/alcohol, harassment/sexual harassment, misconduct, physical harm to others, theft, and weapons at the middle level

  • Areas of decrease in battery, disorderly conduct, harassment/sexual harassment, misconduct, physical harm to others, profanity, and theft at the high school level

*10% or more increase

It is important to note that the data reflects a great commitment by our students, parents, staff, and our community to continue to work together in awareness, prevention, intervention, and the reporting of behaviors related to school and student safety.

Concentrated efforts have been made to align expectations, disciplinary actions, reporting, and consistent identification of these behaviors across the district. Behavior guidelines and expectations are aligned in conjunction with board policy and administrative regulations.

Students and community members are actively engaging in proactive efforts to report behavior and safety concerns. Safe2Tell Wyoming is a confidential reporting tool that is actively utilized to report concerns of safety for self and others. This app provides an avenue for students to be empowered in their school environment and when they see something, they say something.

Our partnership with local law enforcement towards increasing the number of school response officers in our schools has created a continued awareness of harmful behaviors and proactive processes for prevention and intervention. Additionally, local community partners are working together with schools to provide tools and resources to help in awareness, prevention, and intervention of some targeted behaviors. We will continue to work together with our community partners to identify opportunities for continued education for students, staff, and families on prevention and intervention – specifically, as related to the increase in the use of tobacco/vaping/e-cigarettes.

We are continuously grateful for the dedication of our students, staff, families, and community in helping us to ensure all district environments are safe, orderly, and supportive while promoting high expectations for students and staff. There is always room for improvement and we will be working diligently over the next school year to improve school safety measures and provide tools and resources, with the support of our community, to our students and staff to assist in prevention and intervention.

 
 

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