Substitute Staff Review School Safety Procedures with Administration, Local Law Enforcement
Substitute staff in the Skaneateles Central School District are well-informed on school safety practices, thanks to recent sessions held in the District Office. Gregory Santoro, Director of Personnel and Operations, outlined current procedures and answered questions from the group.
“The number one responsibility of anyone working in schools is to make sure everybody is safe,” said Santoro.
Attendees got refreshers on lockouts, lockdowns, fire drills, and hold-in-classroom procedures. Santoro encouraged substitute staff to reach out to a building principal or school resource officer if they are ever unsure of how to handle a situation.
Substitute staff witnessed first-hand the strong relationship between the District and local law enforcement, as Skaneateles Police Chief Scott Heggelke was present to speak to the group.
“We do appreciate and value the relationship we have with the District- it’s excellent,” said Heggelke. “Every so often we’ll pop in and say hello at the schools. We’re there at major events.”
Santoro took the time to thank the substitute staff for supporting Skaneateles CSD students.
“We are recruiting constantly to have the best possible people in front of our kids,” said Santoro. “We appreciate when you all come in and do your best to meet the needs of our kids.”