The safety of the Ridgefield Public Schools students and staff is a top priority for the Board of Education. A 2017 incident in California in which a gunman was prevented from doing greater harm by the actions of school personnel and his inability to break into an elementary school underscores the importance of outfitting our schools with security features, and training our staff and students on emergency protocols.
Safety and security are governed by state laws and local BOE policy. The operational processes and protocols are overseen by the superintendent and her staff. RPS maintains an All-Hazards Safety and Security Committee. This group of leaders, teachers, and school resource officers (police) meets multiple times a year and reviews our local plan, procedures, practices, and training needs.