Safety in Our Schools

  • In times such as this, we are reminded that every student, teacher, parent, school administrator, our local police department, and community member plays a role in providing a safe and secure environment for all those who attend, visit, and work at our schools.

    EWSD wants to assure students, parents, faculty, and staff that school safety is our top priority. 

Preparedness in EWSD

    • We collaborate with local emergency planners and with our first response community on our school emergency preparedness efforts.
    • The Essex Westford School District (EWSD) Safety Committee also meets monthly with local emergency responders to review and evaluate our emergency procedures and stay up to date on emergency protocols from the State of Vermont.
    • The EWSD has a strong relationship with our local law enforcement and we often work with these members to discuss potential crisis situations.
    • Our schools also routinely practice safety drills, and our committed staff practices these with ongoing diligence.