Waunakee Community School District is committed to creating a safe, welcoming environment for students, staff members, and visitors. Individuals from the school district participate in specialized training to help prepare them to support safety in all aspects of the educational environment. All administrators have been trained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command Training through the support of experts at Wisconsin Emergency Management and Dane County Department of Emergency Management. Select individuals have participated in specialized training offered through the Office of Justice Assistance and the Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Associations. Our school district offers a variety of ongoing training for students and staff members to prepare them to respond to a variety of emergency situations.
The Waunakee Community School District works collaboratively with our community agencies to improve communication and interoperability so that we are well prepared to work together when required in an emergency situation. Members of the school district and community work on a District-Community Interagency Safety Committee throughout the school year. Members of the committee include: School District Administrators, the District Maintenance Director, Village Law Enforcement Agents, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Representatives of the Village Utilities. We are pleased that members of the Dane County Department of Emergency Management and Wisconsin Emergency Management join us to offer information, training, and guidance. The committee meets every other month throughout the school year to review and update existing plans and practices.
Members of the Interagency Committee and all administrators have participated in tabletop exercises to assess the preparedness of all to respond to potential emergencies. We will continue our collaborative efforts to insure school leaders and staff members are prepared to create and maintain and safe environment for all and to respond to potential emergencies.