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Mid-South school safety and security policies

The following are outlines of school safety and security policies in selected Mid-South school districts.

MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS

  • Every school has an "Incident Command Team" that is trained to deal with emergency situations.
  • All schools practice emergency drills.
  • All school buildings are secure with sign-in procedures for guests.
  • School resource officers are present in every high school and some middle schools.
  • Each school site has an emergency plan that is updated annually.

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS

  • All visitors are required to report to individual school offices upon arriving on campus.
  • No one is allowed to enter a school during regular hours except students assigned to that school, the school's staff, parents of students, and other persons with lawful and valid reasons to be on premises.
  • Guest passes are required for all persons other than students and employees of the school.

CRITTENDEN COUNTY SCHOOLS

  • All visitors are required to report to individual school offices upon arriving on campus.
  • If an intruder is inside a school, the school will be placed under lockdown, and students will be placed up against walls where they are not visible.
  • The school system has disaster drills throughout the school year.

DESOTO COUNTY SCHOOLS

  • All schools filter visitors through one entrance, and visitors must sign in upon arriving on campus.
  • Schools have video camera surveillance.
  • If an intruder enters a school, it is immediately placed on lockdown.
  • The school system has disaster drills throughout the school year.

TIPTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

  • All schools filter visitors through one entrance, and visitors must sign in upon arriving on school campus.
  • The school system is focusing on the safety of students inside, and moving to and from, portable buildings.
  • The school system is working on training for students, parents, and teachers that will foster an environment where students feel comfortable talking about possible dangers.
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