Falmouth School District Makes Safety a Top Priority

FALMOUTH – The Falmouth School District’s safety team has been meeting regularly since the beginning of summer to review and update school safety procedures, according to Superintendent Lori Duerr.

She gave an update on school safety to the Falmouth School Committee last month, where she said that members of the team have been attending ALICE training.

ALICE – which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, was designed by the US Department of Homeland Security and is a nation-wide program that supplements current shelter-in-place procedures that are used in public schools and institutions.

“The safety team is looking at all current trainings and seeing what fits best so that we can create our Falmouth plan that suits our need here in the district,” said Duerr.

The training is important for the district, given the number of active shooter and lockdown incidents that have been happening across the country.

The district also plans to continue its fire and safety drills throughout the year.

“Each year the drills are enhanced based on the previous drills and the new learning that occurs during that time,” said Duerr.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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