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PGUSD Safety Master Planning 2023-2024

PGUSD Safety Master Planning 2023-2024


PGUSD has contracted with MC Kimball and Associates to develop school safety training protocols and a districtwide Threat and Risk Assessment that will help our schools remain prepared and avoid reactive responses. M.C. Kimball utilizes certified trainers to custom design and implement an applicable life safety-training module for faculty, students, and parents. Training material and exercises are developed with universal applications and site-specific considerations.
2023-24 Planning

PGUSD schools will begin the following actions in consultation with MC Kimball and Associates:
  • District Wide Threat and Risk Assessment
  • Professional assistance with PGUSD safety meetings
  • Preparatory planning for all sites Big Five Drills
  • Observation and evaluation reporting (AAR’s)
Recommended action steps including facility infrastructure improvements, changes to policy, changes to practices.

2024-25 Implementation
  • District Wide Threat and Risk Assessment Implementation with recommendations from MC Kimball and Associates and priority projects as identified by the Board of Education.
  • PGUSD Sites will implement all after action reports based on school site observations
  • Infrastructure projects will begin as diliniated by the Board of Education at specifc sites based on priority level
2026-27 Implementation
  • District Wide Threat and Risk Assessment review and verification of advancing changed in out fiscal years
  • PGUSD Sites will once more revist the drill observations with an outside agency such as MC Kimball and Associates
Monthly Overview

The District will provide via School Site and District Office websites, Facebook and Twitter, routine communications with the community to highlight progress associated with the aforementioned plan.
The following Infrastructure Reports are examples of the work being accomplished during the 2023-24 school year:

  • Staff Top 10 Concerns Interviews
  • S.W.O.T. Interviews and Analysis
  • Active Shooter Response Readiness Survey
  • Drone Assessment Analysis
  • Follow-up and Completion of Infrastructure Assessments to include Technology Assessments
  • Meghan’s Law Assessments
  • Coordination with Pacific Grove Police Department for Crime Statistics
  • Coordination with Pacific Grove Police Department SRO and Command Staff for Top School Safety Concerns
  • SWOT Analysis - SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
Upon completion of these items, a safety analysis called a Spotlight Report will highlight major areas of concern to focus on for safety improvements based on interviews and tools used during those interviews.
The Spotlight Report will then be provided to our Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Expert, who will conduct a CPTED Analysis and prepare site reports for District consumption.  A CPTED is a multi-disciplinary approach of crime prevention that uses urban and architectural design and the management of built and natural environments. CPTED strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas, reduce crime, and minimize fear of crime.
school safety plans by site and the Big Five

school safety plans by site and the Big Five

Each Safe School Plan contains immediate crisis response protocols for a variety of emergencies including active-shooter events.  They are updated annually by the site Safe School Committee, vetted through the school site council and presented to the Monterey County Office of Education on the first of March each year. 
These are known as THE BIG FIVE, School Emergency Guidelines.  These guidelines are posted in every classroom and in the front office of each school site. 
RUN, HIDE, FIGHT: All teachers and administrators have been trained on strategies and procedures in case of an armed intruder. Beginning 2019 school year, this training along with BIG FIVE and School Emergency Guidelines will be expanded to support staff and substitute teachers.

Additional Resources:

Additional Resources:

A Parent’s Guide to Fentanyl to help individuals learn more about this drug and provide tips to help educate children.  The resource includes:
  • Tips for Parents
  • A printable 3-fold pdf pamphlet
  • Information on Fentanyl
  • Online Safety Tools
  • Helpful Videos & Articles
Traffic Safety
This PDF provides guidance about how to stay safe when walking or driving to or from school.
Pacific Grove Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO): Pacific Grove Police Department coordinates and collaborates with PGUSD to assign one SRO to monitor all district school sites. The SRO is trained to work proactively with students and staff. Patrol officers also visit our schools as time allows to build relationships with students and staff.
CPR and First Aid: Designated staff at each site is trained in life-saving techniques. In addition, PGUSD employs a district nurse, who offers training in CPR/First Aid each year.
Surveillance: Cameras are located in strategic positions inside and outside of our district buildings.
See Something Say Something Campaign: Brightly colored posters in our buildings encourage students and staff to be alert and come forward with any information. [“See Something” Poster]
An anonymous TIP LINE is provided by the PGPD, 831-646-3159, or dial 911 directly.
Helpful steps visitors to our schools can follow:
  • Be prepared to show identification to staff at the school site. Do not get upset if you are asked to show ID or wait for confirmation.
  • Check into the office immediately; do not go to a room or walk through campus without a visitor badge.
  • Follow the pick-up and drop-off procedures for your students
  • Thoroughly read the student handbook for your school, and know our expectations for safety to avoid any confusion.
  • If there is an emergency, DO NOT come to the school building. Await notification and go directly to the identified location for student reunification.