Safety is a priority

In Vancouver Public Schools, safety is a top priority. The district does many things to prepare for emergency situations, including:

  • Hire district resource officers, or DROs, who are trained to maintain safety and encourage positive behavior.
  • Collaborate with local agencies and other school districts to improve safety procedures.
  • Maintain secure electronic entry systems at elementary and middle schools. At high schools, DROs help monitor foot traffic.
  • Train employees on how to respond to emergency situations.
  • Conduct emergency drills with both staff members and students.

What families can do to help

  • Keep your emergency contact information up to date with the school.
  • Report safety concerns.
  • Sign in at the main office during school hours and wear a visitors’ badge.

We want everyone to feel safe in our schools. If you have any questions about safety, please contact the Hudson’s Bay staff.


Meet the staff

David Mendez
Jose Nava-Montes