The West Clermont School District’s safety committee made up of district administrators, ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) trainers, and local law enforcement representatives from Union Township, and the Clermont County Sheriff's Office, are holding a “What's ALiCE," presentation for parents, on Wednesday, November 19, 6:30 PM in the Township Hall, UT Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Rd.
“Schools are some of the safest places for our children because most schools practice evacuation drills for fires and protective measures for tornadoes,” said West Clermont School District Superintendent Keith Kline. “However, just like practicing monthly fire drills, it’s important to know how to respond in the very unlikely event of an armed intruder,” he added. “Schools are required to have practice drills throughout the school year,“ Kline stated. Students will be introduced to ALiCE prior to the drills.
“We are in the process of updating our Emergency Operations Plan. The updated plan will put us in alignment with the Ohio Attorney Generals recommended plan that was developed in partnership with 38 stakeholders and leading school safety experts." WCSD Director of Operations Ed Dyer commented.
ALiCE is supported by more than 700 law enforcement agencies around the country and complies with the new standard of care recently developed by the Federal Department of Education, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).