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Keeping Students Safe

Students need to feel safe to be able to learn. Boulder Valley School District is committed to the safety and security of each of the more than 30,000 students and staff using our facilities each day.  

Security Department

The Security Department for the Boulder Valley School District operates 24 hours a day year round, including weekends and holidays. Security agents patrol schools after hours and on weekends. 

 
If you need to report a non-life threatening emergency such as vandalism, water line breaks or suspicious activity around a school, call the Security Department at
(720) 561-5051  or (303) 442-2400
 
In the case of a life threatening emergency, call 911.


School-wide Safety and Security

BVSD has a Crisis Management Plan in place for each school. The plan has five core components:

Prevention: The action(s) that schools, districts, and communities take to decrease the likelihood that an event or crisis will occur by creating a safe and orderly learning environment.  Prevention includes issues of physical and psychological safety.

Protection:  The capabilities necessary to secure schools against acts of violence and manmade or natural disasters. Protection focuses on ongoing actions that protect students, teachers, staff, visitors, networks, and property from a threat or hazard.

Mitigation: The sustained action(s) that schools, districts, and communities take to eliminate or reduce the loss of life and property damage related to an event(s) that cannot be prevented in order to decrease the need for response. Mitigation focuses primarily on physical safety.

Response: Maintain trained Crisis Response Teams at the school and district levels which work with Public Emergency Response Agencies. Response Actions (RA): Four key crisis response procedures (Lockdown, Lockout/Secure Perimeter, Evacuation and Shelter) designed to provide consistent, clear, shared language and actions among students, staff and first responders.

Recovery: Restore the infrastructure of the school and return to normal operations as soon as possible. The goal of school recovery efforts following an incident is to resume learning in a safe and healthy environment.

The plan provides staff with procedures to follow before, during and after a crisis situation and provide processes for effective and appropriate communication to maintain student and staff safety.

Security related school board policies


Personal Safety 

BVSD provides a number of resources and programs aimed at protecting student personal safety and preventing children and youth from initiating or engaging in harmful behaviors. 

Bullying negatively impacts the academic, emotional, and physical wellbeing of students.  All people are negatively impacted when bullying is a problem in school, including targets, kids who bully, bystanders, and school staff.
 
District communications procedures and strategies to protect student safety  
 
Tips for helping children deal with stranger danger on the way to school.
 
Safe2Tell® provides young people a way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous.
 
The "I Love U Guys" Foundation was created to restore and protect the joy of youth through educational programs and positive actions in collaboration with families, schools, communities, organizations and government entities.

School Crisis Management Parent Guide
To assist in providing a safe and secure learning environment for Boulder Valley School District students and staff, the Department Operations, Security & Environmental Services created this guide to managing a school crisis for our parents and community. This parent guide aligns with our school crisis management plans, which are at each school and reviewed regularly to ensure they are current with prescribed best practices.

 
First Responder Website Links

 

Concerns related to BVSD's Security Operations can be directed to:

Chris Wilderman​
Director of Operations, Security and Environment
720-561-5756

Rick Kellogg
Security Services Manager
720-561-5180

Debbie Sedelmeier
Operations Administrative Assistant
720-561-5930

BVSD Security - 24/7
720-561-5051
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