Michael Murphy, Director of Business Affairs, oversees the SEL Security Department, which consists of experienced security personnel with extensive knowledge in crowd control and crisis situations. There is a security staff member at each one of our schools working together with the administrators, teachers, classified staff and students to be as proactive as possible to prevent any potential issues. The security department also works in collaboration with both cities to ensure the most secure buildings possible for our students.
The South Euclid Lyndhurst School District has been very active in enhancing and increasing the security and safety of our students and staff. These measures include:
- We have a safety plan in place, which is reviewed regularly with our police and fire departments.
- We hold Security Meetings with our police and fire departments to discuss any potential security topics in order to be as proactive as possible.
- Our schools conduct regular lockdown and fire drills.
- Safety plan and preparedness trainings are held with our staff.
- Principals have reviewed with their staff their relevant safety procedures.
- Our Security Staff has regularly scheduled trainings with various experts, including the Lyndhurst and South Euclid Police/Fire Departments.
- ALL exterior doors at our schools are locked. Buzzer systems with video cameras are in place at the main entrance at all schools.
- A district-wide phone system, which includes phones in all classrooms, allows staff to notify the main office of emergency situations.
- Emergency/Crisis kits are available for all schools.
We have indoor and outdoor security camera coverage of all school buildings with extensive surveillance capabilities at all schools.
We are continuously reviewing our safety plan with state and local safety officials to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff including drills with the police and fire departments to further discuss appropriate responses to simulated emergency situations.
Please know that it is our goal to create a safe, supportive school climate that provides school-wide behavioral expectations, positive interventions and supports, psychological and counseling services, and violence prevention programs. Please encourage your child to take responsibility for their part in maintaining a safe school environment by reporting potential problems to school officials and resisting peer pressure to act irresponsibly.
Please also remember that we always welcome your comments, concerns or any information that might be helpful. In addition, we have an anonymous tip line to report unsafe, at-risk situations, Safe School Hotline, which can be reached at 1-800-4-1-VOICE (1-800-418-6423) ext. 359.