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              District Security Update
Since the passage of the half-cent sales surtax in 2014, BPS has made significant improvements in security at all of our 87 schools -- from the installation of perimeter fencing, security cameras and ID access control locks, to the assignment of on-campus armed Security Specialists and law enforcement School Resource Officers. All schools have received training on their specific school’s Emergency Operations Plan, and all are required to participate in monthly critical incident drills, which are facilitated by law enforcement and cover a variety of critical incident scenarios to safeguard our students and faculty.
Additional district security initiatives include:
• Individualized (district-wide) School Emergency Operations Plans • Improved layers of school security through continued facility
• Added surveillance cameras and monitoring technology
• Specially trained Armed Security/Law Enforcement at each school site
• Law enforcement facilitated Critical Incident Drills
• Critical Incident Training Video
• Narcotics K-9 assigned to District Security
• SpeakOut Hotline (anonymous TIP line for students & staff)
• Emergency Mass Notification & Video Link System for BPS staff and first responders
While few details can be shared about specific response strategies, BPS families should feel assured in the efforts of their individual schools working in coordination with the Office of District and School Security and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
The Office of District and School Security is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, secure, and productive learning environment for all Brevard Public Schools students, staff, and visitors.
                                                     The Florida Department of Education recognizes the month of November as Family Engagement in Education Month
-- a time to celebrate the important role parents and families play in their children’s education. When schools work together with families to support learning, children are more motivated to succeed, not just in school, but throughout life.
Brevard Public Schools would like to wish all of our BPS families a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

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