While we are fortunate to be located in villages consistently ranked among the safest in both the state and the country, we treat the safety of our students and staff with highest level of seriousness. We work proactively with our students, staff, and local law enforcement agencies to continuously improve the safety and security of our facilities.
Among the areas of focus for the Office of Safety and Security are the physical security of buildings, training with staff and students, proactive planning, liaising with law enforcement agencies, and emergency communications.
- First area district to add anonymous tip line
- Bullying committee established
- Hired Chief Security Officer, October 2015
- Hired additional security guards (dean’s assistants) at Huntley High School
- Added shatter-proof glass to all school front doors – Summer 2015
- Added video-secured entrance system at all schools (except HHS) – Summer 2015
- Added HHS Front Entrance/Exit with Security Desk – Summer 2015
- Implemented Gaggle District-wide – Summer 2016
- Added Raptor visitor management system at all schools – Summer 2016
- Review of Emergency Response Booklet Completed Fall 2016
- Annual emergency drill schedule, including Code Red, at all schools
- New security camera system installed on all buses – Spring 2017
What Should I Do in the Event of an Emergency?
While it is natural for parents and guardians to want to go to their child’s school in the event of an emergency, doing so may actually be counterproductive to emergency response measures. To ensure that school officials and emergency responders are able to do their jobs in keeping students safe during an emergency, family members should refrain from coming to their child’s school unless/until notified via phone, text, or email from the school district.
- Please do not call or rush to your child’s school because the phone lines and staff are needed for emergency response efforts.
- Please do not phone your child. Staff and students are discouraged from using cell phone communication for safety reasons.
- Please wait for communication from your child’s school, which will provide you with direction on how to proceed.