Safety and Security
With Safe 2 Say Something, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.
In 2018, the General Assembly passed Act 44 mandating the establishment and use of the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting system by every Pennsylvania school entity by January 14, 2019. S2SS is a life-saving and life-changing school safety program that teaches students, educators, and administrators how:
- (1) to recognize the signs and signals of individuals who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, and
- (2) to anonymously report this information through the S2SS app, website, or 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline at 1-844-SAF2SAY or 1-844-723-2729
The District requires that all doors are locked during the school day.
Via an outdoor video intercom system, visitors to all our schools are required to provide their identity. Their identity is processed for clearance through the state's background check system.
The District maintains a variety of active security measures at all times, including video surveillance, alarms, and security personnel.
All of our schools are equipped with a Delaware County Panic Alarm System (DelPass), which allows school administrators to quickly and quietly alert authorities to emergency situations.
Lockdown and other emergency drills are practiced in our schools monthly.
A comprehensive emergency operations plan guides our response to emergency situations. Staff is trained to implement emergency procedures and participate in practice drills throughout the year.
The District maintains a strong partnership with our local police department. They conduct building security assessments as well as safety training and information sessions with our staff.
Haverford police officers regularly visit all our schools and are always available to provide assistance upon request.