Having a sense of personal safety is a foundational need for both adults and students in order for effective teaching and learning to take place. The district understands that personal safety includes both school safety and a person's physical and social-emotional well-being.
While it is not possible to guarantee that dangerous situations will never occur in and/or around our schools, District 63 takes a multi-tiered approach to school safety and emergency preparedness. We work proactively with students, staff, and local law enforcement agencies to continuously improve the safety and security of our school buildings. Additionally, we ask our parents to partner with us and their child(ren)'s school and report concerns if they arise.
While recent events sometimes make us feel that no safety measure would ever be adequate, the District does work closely with Cook County, Morton Grove, and Niles Police Departments to assess, evaluate, and develop safety and security measures.
While this section serves as a one-stop-shop where families can find answers to broad safety and security questions, it should be noted that the complete scope of District 63's planning and preparedness can't be described publicly in order to maintain the security of our comprehensive safety protocols.