A reminder on school safety

Dear Liberty family,

Safety for our students and staff is always one of the top priorities for Liberty Central School District.

As we approach the midpoint of the school year, we want to take time to remind you of the steps that we take to help keep everyone safe on our school campuses.

Entry to our buildings requires keycard access. Visitors are restricted to a single point of entry in each building. All visitors are required to show a valid ID at an automated kiosk before entering any of our school buildings, and visitors will be buzzed in. Read more at https://www.libertyk12.org/visiting-procedures/

All classrooms require keycard access as well. Doors are expected to remain closed and locked when occupied.

Through our updated door lock system, school officials are able to immediately lock all doors if there is an emergency. As part of the lockdown system, digital signs throughout common areas will help inform students and staff of what is happening. There are also strobe lights inside and outside the building, which will help alert of emergencies and advise those outside the building not to enter. If an emergency occurs, the Liberty Police Department is able to monitor school cameras if a lockdown takes place. 

As always, we encourage our school community to be proactive in safety with the adage “see something, say something.” We have long had an anonymous alert system, where safety concerns could be reported at https://asp.schoolmessenger.com/liberty/quicktip/.

We have also continued our partnership with LPD, placing a school resource officer in each building. They regularly patrol and check for vulnerabilities and are a valuable resource to students and staff. 

When it comes to safety, we do have a plan. Our district safety plan, which is updated yearly, can be seen at  https://www.libertyk12.org/district-wide-safety-plan/. Our faculty and staff are trained in what to do in the event of an emergency, and our schools have emergency drills several times a year.

We will continue to make adjustments as needed to do everything we can to keep our school community safe.

Sincerely,

Patrick Sullivan

Superintendent of Schools