Security Measures in Place

  • Schools comply with federal school safety directives and Missouri state requirements for educational facilities. The plans ensure that the District is responsive to a variety of critical incidents. 


    These measures include:

    • Daily review of local, national, and global events
    • Maintaining 24/7 operations and a heightened state of vigilance
    • Employee identification badges and visitor sign-in procedures
    • Interior and exterior security cameras in all schools
    • Emergency communications and messaging systems
    • Emergency 24/7 tipline
    • Video cameras on school buses
    • Double-entry security vestibules at secondary schools
    • Front door security systems at elementary schools
    • Safety drills for fire, tornado, earthquake, and intruder
    • Critical Incident Response and Assessment Teams in every school/building
    • Crisis Response Manuals
    • SAFE (anonymous phone line) 314-281-4584
    • HSD Safety Tip Line at