The Rochester School Board recognizes that one of its primary duties is to protect the safety of students, staff and others who may be present, from time to time, on school property and at school events.  The Board also recognizes its duty to protect school assets, including property, buildings and equipment, from damage and destruction.


Further, the Board recognizes that discussion in a public forum, such as school board meetings, of the detailed plans and procedures intended to address threats to the safety of persons and property may serve to reduce the effectiveness of those plans.


The Board, therefore, authorizes the administration of the Rochester School Department and its schools to update plans and procedures currently in place and to review and assess the potential effectiveness of those plans and procedures as needed to address future threats.









Adoption Date:                        May 8, 2003

Board Review/Approved:      November 13, 2008