The safety of students and staff is a top priority at the CTC, and the district makes every effort to be prepared in case of an emergency. The district believes that creating a conscientious plan that is continuously reviewed and updated, regularly practicing safety procedures, and keeping open lines of communication will help prepare staff and students in case of an emergency.
The district has worked with representatives from local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and other local professionals and agencies to develop a plan that includes emergency contact information and procedures for handling crisis situations like lockdowns, natural disasters, chemical spills, bomb threats, missing students and strangers in the building. Copies of the safety plan are available in every classroom and lab, and safety teams have been established to support staff members in the event of a crisis. The plan is reviewed and updated annually.
The CTC also conducts a number of practice exercises to ensure that staff and students are as prepared as possible in the event of an emergency. The CTC runs at least nine fire drills and two tornado drills each school year. The state requires schools to conduct one safety drill each year; which may include practicing lockdowns of various security levels. The dates and times of these drills are recorded and filed with local law enforcement and safety officials.
We believe that open communication is a key element in maintaining a safe learning environment. To that end the CTC has placed a link on our website to allow students, parents and any other concerned parties to file an anonymous report regarding potential safety or bullying issues.
- District website: www.scctc.org
- Rapid-calling system (One-Call System)
The district has compiled the following PDF file resources in hopes they may provide our families some assistance during difficult times.