Be prepared to act rather than react is our approach toward safety in our schools. Have a plan in place, practice the plan and review it every year. Our safety plan, which addresses prevention, response and recovery with respect to a variety of emergencies that can occur in schools, will be reviewed on an annual basis with all staff members.
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools
Security Workers at Churchville-Chili are trained and certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS). TCIS is a research based program developed and maintain by Cornell University. TCIS serves to provide a crisis prevention and intervention model for school personnel that will assist in: Preventing crises from occurring, de-escalating potential crises, effectively managing acute crises, reducing potential and actual injury to students and staff, learning constructive ways to handle stressful situations, and developing a learning circle within the organization. Those TCIS trained must re-certify annually. For more information about TCIS, visit this website.
Raptor - Visitor Management System
Keeping our kids safe is paramount to everyone in our Churchville-Chili community. At the beginning of the 2014-15 school year the district added another level of security – a new visitor management system called Raptor (www.raptortech.com). All guests, including parents, will be required to provide a government-issued ID (like a driver’s license) on their first visit to a building. The scanning software screens out unwanted visitors, alerts school personnel to any potential problems, and helps track those allowed into the school. Once registered, a “quick find” feature makes it easy for school personnel to issue a visitor badge on all future visits. Over 10,000 schools nationwide use the Raptor management system to help keep students safe.
Safety Awareness Information
On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Superintendent Lori Orologio was joined by Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, Frank Nardone; Director of Security, Bill Sanborn; and Captain Douglas Comanzo from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, to share the current safety and security practices and procedures currently in place at Churchville-Chili. The presentation they shared can be found on the right.