School Safety Overview
With the help of our SROs, we have revised and updated our district-wide emergency plan. We have also participated in school safety trainings and drills at each building, including ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) drills.
Chartiers Valley added RaptorWare software to each school building. RaptorWare allows us to swipe the driver’s license of every school visitor and check their license against a criminal database before granting them permission to enter the building.
We have incorporated additional security cameras to our buildings and updated our radio communication system to help maintain a safe learning environment for all students and staff.
In addition to all of the security measures we have in place, we have also worked to implement the OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program and the School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SWIBIS) program. These programs are designed to help our students make positive decisions in tough situations. These programs also help our SROs, faculty, and staff members develop positive relationships with kids.
School Resource Officers
Chartiers Valley SROs are police officers who have participated in extensive training through the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). NASRO promotes the triad concept, which requires SROs to serve as educators, informal counselors and law enforcement officers. Chartiers Valley’s SROs exemplify these roles on a daily basis.
Officer Bill Oslick from Collier Township was selected to be the High School/Middle School SRO, Officer Ed Povirk from Scott Township was selected to be the Intermediate School SRO. To begin their official duties as SROs, the officers attended NASRO’s basic SRO course at the end of January 2013. They began working in our schools in February 2013. Collier Officer JP Duckworth joined the district in August 2015 as the Primary School SRO.
|Officer Bill Oslick
||SRO, HS & MS
|Officer Ed Povirk
|Officer JP Duckworth