KM Safety Committee

  • Mission:  Prevention and Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
    The mission of the Kettle Moraine School District Safety Committee is to provide the essential procedures, operations, and assignments required to prevent, manage, and respond to a critical event or emergency, including natural disasters involving fire, flood, tornadoes, or other severe weather; loss or disruption of power, water, communications or shelter; bus or other accidents; medical emergencies, including cardiac arrest and other life-threatening medical emergencies; student or staff member deaths; explosions; bomb threats; gun, knife or other weapons threats; spills or exposures to hazardous substances; the presence of unauthorized persons or trespassers; the loss, disappearance or kidnapping of a student; hostage situations; violence on school property or at school activities; incidents involving acts of terrorism; and other incidents posing a serious threat of harm to students, staff, or facilities.

    KMSD Co-Directors of Safety  
    KMSD Director of Facility Services and Safety, Dale Zabel

    P | 262-968-6300, ext. 5321
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    KMSD Associate Principal and Co-Director of Safety, Laura Lloyd

    P | 262-965-6500, ext. 2002
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    KMSD Safety Committee Members

    • KMSD Superintendent, Stephen Plum
    • KMSD Asst. Superintendent, Charles Wiza
    • KMSD Chief Finance & Operations Officer, John Stellmacher
    • KMSD Director of Student Services, Charles Wiza
    • KMSD Director of Technology, Bob Boyd
    • KMSD Director of Nutritional Services, Joe Claas
    • KMSD Director of Public Information, Sara Otto
    • KMSD-District Nurse, Kari Winkleman
    • KMSD Community Education Coordinator, Kelly Donaldson
    • KMSD Principals or designated building representative: Justin Bestor, Jennifer Balzer and Ryan Tomczyk (KMHS), Laura Lloyd (KMMS), Christopher Otto (Wales), Justin Nies (Magee), Jeremy Monday (Dousman), Susan Rach (Cushing)
    • KMHS Athletic Director, Ryan Tomczyk
    • KMSD Chemical Hygiene Officer, Steve Lewis
    • Dousman Transport Company, Larry Kirkley
    • City of Delafield Police and Fire Departments
    • Waukesha County Sheriff Department
    • Village of Summit Police Department
    • Village of Dousman Police and Fire Departments
    • Wales-Genesee Fire Department
    • R&R Insurance Services, Rick Kalscheuer and Stephanie Riesch-Knapp

    KMSD Safety and Security Measures

    Kettle Moraine School District is vigilant about the safety, security and welfare of its students and staff.  The district Safety Committee meets quarterly and continually reviews operations and procedures to refine its crisis response plans, to include training and practice.  Safety and security measures include:

    Prevention / Mitigation
    • Anti-bullying Policy

    • Building security: surveillance cameras, monitored and/or secured main entrances, exterior entrances locked.
    • Routine inspection of building safety devices and equipment (fire alarms, AED, fire suppression, fire doors, fire extinguishers, stage curtains) by KMSD staff and fire department personnel.
    • Canine searches of parking lots and interior hallway lockers at MS/HS
    • Criminal and Department of Motor Vehicle background checks mandatory for all staff and volunteers working with students.
    • Annual inspection of bleachers, elevators, science labs and district buses.
    • Regular scheduled safety committee meetings
    • Well water testing in accordance with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
    • Established Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO)
    • Annual “clean sweep” of hazardous chemicals and materials inventory
    • Periodic environmental consultant and insurance carrier “walk-through”
    • Established School Resource Officer (SRO)
    • Established Certified Director of Safety
    • Annual vehicle operator review
    • Staff training in proper use of cleaning chemicals and procedures
    • Inspection and UV sanitizing of air handler coils
    • Electronic key “fobs” standard
    • Student curriculum and programming to educate on safe behaviors
    • Established technologies for internal communication
    • Strict visitor, contractor and employee ID requirements

    • Administrator National Incident Mangement System (NIMS) certification, staff training/certification for CPR and AED

    • Staff-Student Drills with local emergency responders, to include evacuation- fire, lockdown-intruder, hold-canine search, shelter-severe weather
    • Administrative-Staff tabletop exercises
    • Routine tours of facilities with authorities/emergency responders
    • Collaboration with local law enforcement (service on KMSD Safety Committee)
    • Established building Emergency Response Team
    • Established building Emergency Handbook: Safety Plans and Procedures
    • KMSD Safety Committee meetings, to include local emergency responders
    • Established agreements with local evacuation and reunification sites and alternate command centers
    • Established Accident Kits in district vehicles
    • Bus driver training sessions
    • Building entrances and windows labeled for police and emergency responders

    • Emergency response protocols in place. Chain of command, duty charts

    • School Resource Officer (SRO)
    • Incident Command System (ICS) trained staff
    • DPI Certified School Safety Coordinator
    • In house school nurse
    • Mass messaging capabilities
    • Working relationships with local authorities and county wide tactical commanders
    • Each school has emergency response teams for medical and other types of emergencies
    • Evacuation sites and procedures for each school
    • Reunification sites in place for each school
    • Agreements with transportation providers to be able to move students as needed
    • Technology to access student information system to accurately take attendance from remote areas
    • Wall placards with instructions for emergency procedures in each room
    • Equipped Emergency Response Kits (Go Bags) for each school

    • Guidance counselors to provide assistance to students and resources to support families

    • Employee assistance programs to aid staff, and family members
    • Insurance policies to provide funding to replace / repair major damage to facilities
    • Relationships with local contractors to repair damage
    • Continuation of Operations Plan established to sustain operations of schools