WSD School Safety
In the Wentzville School District student safety is always a top priority. We want to assure our community that we share your concern over the potential for violence in any school, and we are especially vigilant and proactive here in the WSD where the safety of our students and staff are concerned. That is why the District has multiple safety measures in place to help deter any potential threats.
As a result of the passage of Proposition A in 2008, all of our school buildings were reconfigured so that anyone entering a school would have to be "buzzed" in or go through the office, and all exterior doors are locked during the instructional day. All WSD schools were equipped with security cameras and the entrances were renovated with the latest safety measures in mind. Classroom doors can also be locked from the inside to prevent entry at any time.
All staff members in our district, including teachers, administrators, and support staff are trained in emergency response procedures. We have crisis plans in place for each of our buildings to deal with emergency situations, including those similar to the shooting that occurred in Connecticut. We also hold regular drills, including an intruder drill, which helps teach the right procedures and precautions to our staff and students.
Our school district has a strong partnership with local law enforcement agencies, and we work with them closely to ensure that our schools are as safe as possible. Our high schools are each staffed with a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) and additional officers are quick to respond when help is needed. All of our middle and elementary schools are also visited regularly by school resource and/or D.A.R.E. officers as well.
It is critical that our students feel safe at school so they are free to learn. Your help is also important to our safety and security efforts. When you visit a school, you should always get a visitor’s pass from the office. As a parent, you can also remind your child how important it is for them to alert a teacher or Principal if they see or hear anything that causes concern. Please be assured that the Wentzville School District has the safety and best interests of our students and staff in mind at all times. We will work together to ensure that our procedures for preventing and dealing with dangerous situations are as strong as possible, and that our children are protected.