While there are many aspects of school safety, I’d like to focus this article on the importance of emergency drills. Such drills help create predictability and help students, staff, and emergency responders better coordinate their responses. Simulating real events also puts emergency plans and equipment to the test, giving schools a chance to work through any unforeseen complications. When it comes to performing these drills, practice makes perfect.
14KTooele County School District is K-12 with 26 schools and approximately 14,500 students enrolled.91%The Tooele County School District graduation rate is 91%. Utah’s statewide graduation rate for 2016 was 85%.96%In 2016, the district had 4,247 students enrolled in a Career and Technical Education course with a 96% graduation rate for students who were CTE concentrators.26TCSD has 15 elementary schools, 3 junior highs, 4 high schools, 1 K-12 school, 1 special education pre-K, 1 alternative school, and 1 online K-12 school.8 DLITCSD has 8 schools with a Dual Language Immersion program. We offer open enrollment DLI in French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.2 STEMWe have 2 state-designated STEM schools that create strong instruction for college & career readiness focusing on Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics.1009/ 1542TCSD has 1,009 certified, 1,542 classified, 19 administrative classified, and 67 administrative personnel. A total of 2,637 employees7,286 Sq MilesTooele County School district covers 7,286 square miles.60%Approximately 60% of classrooms have Promethean Interactive Whiteboard technology.1:1Wendover High, Dugway K-12, Ibapah Elementary and Vernon Elementary have laptops for every student.