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Safety & Security

The safety, health, and well-being of Lakota students, staff, volunteers, and visitors is a top priority. The purpose of this webpage is to provide parents, students, volunteers, and visitors with information on district safety programs and links to helpful resources. These links are suggested as additional information and resources that may be helpful to our parents, and should not be considered an endorsement of any organization, service or program.

General Safety Guidelines

  • Schools in Lakota conduct all safety drills required by law and by the Ohio Department of Education.
  • Visitors to Lakota schools must sign in at the office and wear a visitor badge while at the school.
  • Video cameras are used to monitor activity throughout the schools.
  • Any volunteer with unsupervised access to students will be required to pass a criminal background check through our visitor management system, Raptor.
  • Bullying and hazing activities of any type are prohibited. No school district employee shall encourage, permit, authorize, condone, or tolerate any bullying or hazing activity.
  • Any chemicals brought into a school or on school grounds must have a Material Safety Data Sheet.

Safety Tip Line

Safer Schools Ohio Tip Line (text or call 844-SAFEROH)

News & Announcements
Important COVID Update: New ODH Quarantine Guidelines & Mask Protocols
The following update was shared with Lakota parents, students and staff the afternoon of Oct. 29, 2021 regarding a change to the mask requirement in response to the updated ODH guidelines regarding COVID-related quarantines for in-school close contacts.
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District Reviewing Updated ODH Quarantine Guidelines
Lakota Local Schools is in the process of reviewing the Ohio Department of Health’s updated quarantine guidelines with local medical experts and the Butler County General Health District.
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