• The safety of our students is a responsibility that we do not take lightly. We take all threats, concerns and reports seriously, and encourage our community to report anything that might be suspicious. If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the district.

    What happens in an emergency?

    In the event of an emergency, Brunswick City Schools will immediately collaborate with local emergency personnel such as the police and fire departments. Communication/updates will be provided to parents using the following methods:
    • phone call/email using Blackboard
    • updates posted on social media pages
    • information posted on the district website 
    **Please note: the district has created safety plans that are specific for each school building. Details of those plans are not made public. Doing so would jeopardize the efficiency of the plan.**

    How We Prepare
    Safety Drills: Both students and staff are trained and practice safety drills several times throughout the year. This includes fire drills, lockdowns and evacuations. The district uses ALICE (Alert, Lowdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) strategies.
    Staff Training: Each school year, all staff members are required to complete online training about various topics including bullying prevention, child abuse, student privacy rights, children with diabetes, fire safety, blood-borne pathogens and EpiPens.
    PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support): With the theme of PRIDE- Performance, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Effort, each building has incorporated PBIS through various activities and programs. This serves as a reminder that Brunswick is a place where all of our students and staff should feel appreciated, safe, respected and proud.
    School Resource Officers: School resource officers are officers of the Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Police Department who are assigned specifically to the school system. Read more about our school resources officers by clicking here.
    Photo ID Cards: All staff members are issued an ID card that provides access to their building. Doors are kept secured and visitors must be buzzed into the building.
    Security Cameras: Installed at all school buildings, the cameras keep our facilities secure during and after school hours.
    Safer Schools Hotline/SKI Boxes: Students can report anonymous concerns and tips using SKI boxes that are located in all buildings, or by calling/texting the Safer Schools Hotline at 844-SaferOH.
    Safety Committee: Our safety plans are continuously evaluated and updated by our safety committee which consists of district administration and representatives from each building.