Safety & Security News

Safety is Number One Priority: New Measures for 2019-20
09/09/2019
As another indication of the importance of safety, Lakota Local Schools has implemented new security measures throughout the district. “The safety of our students and staff is always our number one priority,” said Superintendent Matthew Miller. “Our plans are never complete. We are always working with our law enforcement partners to evaluate all of our safety measures in order to improve.” During the summer, 1,200 Bearacade® Door Control Systems were installed in classrooms throughout the district.
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Lakota Participates in County-wide Safety Drill
06/18/2019
Eleven Butler County school districts, including Lakota Local Schools, participated in a full-scale safety exercise on June 18 at the Ross Local High School and Middle School campus. This is the first time in Butler County history that a safety exercise of this scope has been planned.
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Ridge Junior Students Take Lead on First Mental Health Expo
05/07/2019
All that Ridge Junior health teacher Matthew Abshear takes credit for in the school’s first-ever mental health expo is sharing the idea and then turning his students loose.
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In-School Therapists Provide Easy Access to Mental Health Services
04/17/2019
The lack of awareness and stigma attached to mental health issues keep the majority of young people from getting help. That’s why Lakota is partnering with MindPeace, a local non-profit that connects its network of professional mental health providers with schools to increase student access to quality, affordable mental healthcare.
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A Look Around Lakota Video Update: August 2018
08/31/2018
Please enjoy this back-to-school edition of "A Look Around Lakota." In this first edition of the new school year, Superintendent Matthew Miller shares just some of the highlights and happenings of Lakota's first two weeks back.
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Increased School Resource Officer Presence, New Visitor Management System Latest in Safety-Security Initiatives
08/07/2018
Lakota Schools has announced several new safety and security initiatives since the spring. Most recently, the district has committed to hiring eight additional school resource officers (SRO) for the upcoming school year, bringing the total number to 18. This will allow full-time law enforcement coverage at every Lakota school campus.
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Lakota Partners with MindPeace to Increase Student Access to Mental Health Services
08/02/2018
A new partnership between Lakota Local Schools and MindPeace will increase student access to high quality and affordable mental healthcare.
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Lakota SRO Named Deputy of the Year
07/25/2018
Deputy Doug Hale was named Deputy of the Year by Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones on July 18. Hale was recognized for his years of service and outstanding performance.
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Lakota Increases Number of School Resource Officers
07/25/2018
In another demonstration of its commitment to the safety and security of its students and staff, Lakota Local Schools has committed to hiring eight additional school resource officers (SRO) for the upcoming school year, bringing the total number to 18. This will allow full-time law enforcement coverage at every Lakota school campus.
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