School Bus Safety
Nationally there has been recent heartbreaking and tragic events that have occurred for school transportation industry, the students that are transported, and their loved ones. Over 480,000 school buses nationwide transport students daily and although operators are consistently trained on safe loading and unloading procedures, they are unable to control other vehicles on the roadway. Please help us keep our kids safe by reviewing the one minute video and safety tips provided on the link below and don't hesitate to report unsafe or illegal actions you observe at or around bus stops.
School Resource Officers Play An Important Part In School Safety and Security
At Cañon City Schools, one of our main safety/security goals is to enhance efforts to not only respond to potential acts of violence but more so to harden our targets and implement preventive measures that can lessen the likelihood of a violent act taking place on a school campus. School Resource Officers are a valuable and necessary addition to enhance the safety and security of our schools. Their role is to support the existing safety and security structure while offering enhanced protection, response, education and counseling of students. To assist our district in the utilization of our SRO’s the following guidelines have been developed in cooperation with the Cañon City Police Department.
The Role of the School Resource Officer:
To be visible on campuses throughout the school district as much as possible.
To be an active law enforcement presence ready to address any criminal related matters that occur on school property or at school events.
Provide timely response to incidents that compromise the safety of students, staff and the school.
Assist school personnel, as appropriate, to ensure the safety of students, staff, and facilities.
Offer a positive connection between the Police Department, students, parents, school administration and surrounding neighborhoods.
Focus on educating students on safety issues and the law, and provide law enforcement services when necessary.
Provide coordinated grade level appropriate instruction in lessons that promote law related education, to include but not limited to conflict resolution, restorative justice, crime awareness, and crime prevention and safety.
Act as a helpful legal resource and positive role model for students, parents, and staff.
Make referrals to appropriate school personnel for problems related to enforcement of school rules.
Attend monthly District Safety Committee meetings.
Manage input of follow-up information into the Safe2Tell system, in a timely manner, when a report has been received and responded to by the CCPD.