Peters
Township
School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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Student Safety

Our Safety Initiative

The District places the safety of its student and staff first on a daily basis. Throughout the District we utilize building-based safety teams as well as a District coordinator to oversee and employ best practices at all levels.

We currently have two School Resource Officers within the District who are members of the Peters Township Police force. We work closely with our local first responders to conduct regular reviews of our safety and security procedures. In addition, regular site assessments are conducted to identify any safety related issues and to ensure that our local fire, police and EMS teams are familiar with the facilities.
 
We conduct regular fire and evacuation drills, as well as lockdown drills, in all buildings that help staff and students review procedures that would be followed in an emergency.
 
Visiting Our Schools
Parents are welcome visitors to our schools and we ask that you comply with our visitor procedures. Valid photo identification must be presented when arriving at the school. Our schools also have buzzer entry systems allowing staff members to engage visitors prior to granting entry into the buildings. Please allow extra time when visiting due to these procedures.
 
District Policy
District policy and student handbooks provide detail on  issues such as bullying, hazing and the general conduct that is expected of our students and staff. Issues related to safety are taken seriously by all staff members.
 
Click here to reference Board Policy.
 
Click here to reference Student Handbooks.

Safety Communication
If an emergency situation would occur in our buildings, parents will be notified using our parent calling system. In these cases, we contact three phone numbers for each child (home phone, and daytime numbers for each parent). You can update contact information in PowerSchool by calling the main office in your child’s building.

An emergency phone message would include basic information on the nature of the emergency. In the event of an evacuation, it would also include information on where the students are being transported and possibly information on how parents may pick up their child.

Please note that unless instructed in the message, we urge parents NOT to come to campus during an emergency. If this occurs, all of our efforts are focused on safety. Additional people on campus detract from those efforts and could interfere with first responders and their access to campus.

In the event of an issue occurring while students are on the bus, parents would also be notified by the school. General delays on bus routes are communicated via the phone calling system as well.
Contact Us
If you have questions regarding our District safety procedures, please contact:
 
Shelly Belcher
Communications Coordinator & Safety Coordinator
724-941-6251 x7205
Peters
Township
School District
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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