ALICE Training for Staff
Kettle Falls School District, like many districts, has spent a lot of time examining school safety and security over the last several years, and the district is making investments to help ensure a secure, nurturing learning environment.
Currently, all Kettle Falls schools conduct safety drills such as fire, earthquake, and shelter in place . This school year we are starting to train staff how to handle active shooter situations.
In October, three members of the District Administrative Team attended an intense two day ALICE training, to become certified trainers. ALICE (which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate), is a training method that teaches techniques that can reduce injuries and casualties in the event of an active shooter.
Though we remain hopeful a school safety event, such as an active shooter, is something that we never have to face, we must do our best to prepare and train for such an event to provide the highest level of safety for our students and staff.
On Wednesday, January 2nd we conducted an all staff training in the morning from 7:30 – 8:30 during our late start time. The training was held at the High School.