The mission of the Great Salt Bay School is to provide a nurturing, safe and enjoyable environment in which all children are challenged and inspired to pursue excellence in all aspects
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Since the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I have had a number of parents and community members express interest in learning more about our school safety protocols at Great Salt Bay. In this newsletter I thought it may be valuable to highlight some of these protocols.
Buzz-in Entry & Camera System – In 2014, a buzz-in entry and camera system was installed at the main entrance of the building. Between 8:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., the main doors are locked and all visitors need to be “buzzed in.” Since February 14th, the office staff has been taking extra steps to ask the identity and purpose of coming into the school if they can not identify an individual.
Crisis Response Plan – Each school in AOS 93 has revised its Crisis Response Plan using the template provided by the Lincoln County Emergency Management Office as its guide. Each plan has been adopted by the school board, based on Maine school law. The purpose of this Emergency Management Plan is to provide a framework of policies, procedures, guidelines, and organizational structure that enables Great Salt Bay Community School and its community partners to effectively mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all emergencies and disasters involving Great Salt Bay Community School.
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