Student and Staff Safety
Fort Zumwalt School District’s top priority is the safety of students and staff. Administrators and the Board of Education strive to provide a welcoming, safe environment for our students. Creating that environment requires involvement at many levels.
First and foremost are the efforts of our parents and staff. Our staff works hard to know who is in our buildings with our students. The cooperation of parents and other visitors as they sign in and out at the office is greatly appreciated. All employees and volunteers undergo background checks. Any adult signing a student out of one of our buildings must present ID that shows they are a parent, legal guardian or designee as listed in our database. In addition:
All of our schools have web-based security cameras. The camera system can be accessed remotely by emergency responders from O’Fallon, St. Peters and St. Charles County, as well as the fire protection districts.
All of our schools have an emergency response radio which provides direct access to dispatchers in the St. Charles County Government Communications Center.
All of our schools are equipped with automatic door locks and buzzer entry systems and are locked during school hours.
District and building level administration, along with county and city emergency responders and law enforcement, meet regularly to discuss recent trends in security procedures and review current practices.
At our elementary schools, a glass-strengthening film has been added to fortify entryways.
High school parking lots are gated during the school day with security guards on duty and a School Resource Officer attached by St. Peters or O’Fallon police.
High schools and middle schools have a crisis counselor on staff.
Drug and alcohol as well as violence prevention programming is available in all buildings.
District Safeline connects students, parents and the community to the district.