District Safety Program & Practices

Mason has implemented several new initiatives in recent years to increase the safety of our schools.  That work is ongoing, and our safety plans are never "finished products."  Our safety protocols are reviewed regularly by our District's Safe and Inviting Schools Council which meets at least four times a year and is made up of staff, parents, community members, and Mason Fire Department, and Mason Police Department officials.

Some aspects of our district safety plan are visible to the public, while others are not.  Some of our current practices include:
  • Partnering with the City of Mason to ensure law enforcement presence in each school.  The City of Mason's Campus Safety Team consists of full time and part time Police Officers, DARE and School Resource Officers, Firefighters and security personnel.
  • Ensuring secure entries at all schools
  • Giving card access points at each school for staff
  • Providing a direct surveillance feed to the Mason Police Department in emergency situations.
  • Equipping our schools and buses with cameras - all Mason City Schools have been equipped with cameras.
  • Using MARCS radios to alert all local and county police in the event of an emergency, and district two-way radios in schools in the event of cell phone outage
  • Regularly scheduled ALICE active assailant professional development and drills.  The City of Mason and the District regularly conduct joint active assailant drills that helped both organizations practice and improve our emergency response capabilities.
  • Communicating with parents by phone and/or text in the event of an emergency using SchoolMessenger.  Click here to opt into text messaging.
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