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School Safety Reminders

Posted on: March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016

Dear Milford Parents,
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the staff, students and families of Madison School District.  Due to the close proximity of Madison JH/HS, we recognize that the incident yesterday creates concern among our own school community. We wanted to give parents a brief overview of the procedures and drills we use in Milford to train and keep our students safe.
 
Each month of the year, we conduct either a fire drill or a school safety drill. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3737.73, we conduct six fire drills and three school safety drills per year. School safety drills can and do include lockdowns, rapid evacuations and active shooter drills. Staff and students (as appropriate by grade) have been trained in how to deal with these situations. We have close working relationships with Miami Township Police, Milford Police and the Clermont County Sheriff to make sure we provide a safe and secure environment for your child to learn and grow. We will continue to be proactive when it comes to our staff and student's safety.

Another important part of an emergency situation is communication. In the event of a true emergency, we have a communication plan in place. The district will communicate with our parents/guardians via phone calls, texts and emails through our SchoolMessenger parent notification system, which is the same system that we use to communicate school delays and closures due to weather, and other district and school information. We will also share important updates via our district website (www.milfordschoools.org), Facebook (Milford_Schools) and Twitter (Milford_Schools). 
 
Thank you for the trust you place in us.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Sincerely,

Jeff Johnson
Director of Business and Operations
Milford Exempted Village School District