Student & Staff Safety

Oskaloosa Community School District is committed to the safety and well being of all students and staff.  A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the uniform classroom response to any incident. Weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by school and district administration and staff.

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is based not on individual scenarios but on the response to any given situation. Since its introduction in 2009, the Standard Response Protocol has been adopted by districts, departments and agencies across the US and Canada. The conformance to FEMA guidance about plain language and the simplicity of implementation has resulted in thousands of schools and law enforcement agencies implementing the program.

Oskaloosa Community School District, as well as Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont and North Mahaska Schools, have worked closely with Emergency Management and local law enforcement to implement the SRP to all schools in Mahaska County. Please contact administration if you have any questions regarding our safety plans.

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The Iowa Governor's School Safety Bureau developed Safe+Sound Iowa - an anonymous reporting tool for students, teachers, parents and community members to help identify and provide intervention fo students in crisis before they harm themselves or others. To report a concern, you can complete a form on the Safe + Sound website, use the Safe + Sound mobile app, or call the tip line at 800-224-6018.





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