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A message from the Superintendent Lanty McGuire:

 

The safety of students and staff members is a top priority for the Moline-Coal Valley School District. The district takes multiple steps to uphold its mission of providing a safe learning environment for our students and staff members. This mission includes creating a safe learning environment free of bullying as well as taking actions to prepare for a crisis, avoid a crisis, preclude successive crises, and to lead the healing process following a crisis.  In an ideal world, we would like to prevent all school crime and ensure the safety of each staff member and student. In recent years, acts of violence in schools and other areas of the community have captured the attention of our country. The devastating losses associated with these events are unfathomable. We know that anxiety and fear exist in our schools and throughout our community

 

Here are some general guidelines:

  • Exterior doors are locked when classes begin. During the school day parents and guests may enter through designated doors. All visitors entering our schools during school hours, including parents and volunteers, must check in at the main office or at the security desk, and should sign out upon departure.
  • When visiting our high school, visitors use the Raptor badging system. Visitors will need to provide a driver’s license that will be scanned to create a photo ID. This system also checks certain law enforcement databases.
  • Our best defense against intruders is vigilance. Adults and students who see any suspicious person, observe behavior that causes concern, or hear of any threat should notify an administrator right away. See something- say something.
  • Weapons and look-alike weapons (including scout knives and toys) are strictly forbidden at school, at school events, and on school buses. Possession of a weapon or look-alike will result in suspension and/or expulsion and possibly criminal prosecution.
  • All schools are required by state law to hold periodic fire drills, tornado drills, and lockdown drills. It is essential that students and adults listen carefully to instructions and adhere to procedures.


The School District works closely with the Moline-Coal Valley Police Department and Fire Departments to prevent safety problems and to address them immediately when they do occur.  On our district webpage you will find links to more detailed resources as well as district plans. Our community members, parents, staff and students all work together to create positive learning environment in our school.  It is up to each of us to do our part to foster a climate of respect and caring, as well as to be vigilant in the our efforts to maintain school safety.

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Lanty McGuire

Superintendent of Schools