During a shelter in place, students are moved (or remain) inside for their safety because there is an environmental or chemical threat to the well-being of students. Shelter in place uses school buildings to provide protection from the outdoor environment. There are several reasons why a school may initiate a shelter in place, including chemical spills in the area, brush fires, any kind of airborne contaminants, or a swarm of bees. During a shelter in place, school administrators and district officials work closely with government agencies to maximize student safety.
The level of activity allowed on campus during a shelter in place varies by incident, and decisions about student movement and services within the campus are based on what is safest for students in each incident. Parents will receive information and updates about the status of a school shelter in place through Blackboard Connect automated phone messages.