Annual Security Report

Updated 3-21-2023

Community members, students, faculty, staff and visitors are encouraged to promptly and accurately report all crimes and public safety-related incidents, including when the victim elects to, or is unable to, make such a report to building administrators or local police authorities. Any suspicious activity or person(s) seen in the parking lots loitering around vehicles, inside buildings or around residence halls should be reported to building administrators or local police. Crimes should be reported for the purpose of making timely warning reports to the community and for inclusion in the annual statistical disclosure.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed or has been a victim of a crime to immediately report the incident by dialing 911 or for a non-emergency, 314-231-1212.

Emergency Contacts

Emergency                                                                           
911

St. Louis Metro Police Department (non-emergency)    
314-231-1212

Other School Resources

Director of Adult Education                                               
314-989-7501

Student Services Coordinator                                           
314-989-7585

Student Services Counselor                                              
314-746-0875

Admissions Office                                                               
314-989-7456

Financial Aid Office                                                              
314-989-7583

Special School District Title IX Coordinators

For Students: Susan Henry (srhenry@ssdmo.org)          
314-989-8143

For Staff: Dan Kelly (dkellyd@ssdmo.org)                     
314-989-8269

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Programs
Drug and alcohol abuse programs are coordinated through the Student Services department located at the South Tech Campus. The department administrator provides coordination of services for students with community-based organizations designed to assist individuals with personal development.
Response to Suspected Drug Overdose (From SSD Policy JFCD-R2)
In an effort to ensure the health and safety of its students and staff, Special School District will maintain and administer in our schools and sites an opioid antagonist (Naloxone). In the event of an emergency, Naloxone, otherwise known by its brand name Narcan, can be administered to any student or staff member experiencing a known or suspected opioid overdose regardless of a previous history of opioid abuse.

Definitions

For purposes of this regulation, these terms shall be defined as follows:

Drug overdose – an acute medical condition, including, but not limited to, severe physical illness, coma, mania, hysteria or death, which is the result of a consumption or use of one or more opiate­ related controlled substances causing an adverse reaction.

Naloxone – a medication that can reverse a drug overdose caused by an opiate-related controlled substance.

Guidelines

School Physician's Standing Order

The District's Superintendent or designee shall obtain and maintain a standing medical order from the District's physician. This standing order will prescribe Naloxone for use by authorized school personnel to assist any individuals suspected of experiencing a drug overdose in the District's schools.

The standing order shall authorize the District to obtain, store and administer Naloxone in compliance with this regulation, and impose any other conditions that the District's physician believes are appropriate to ensure the safety and well-being of an individual experiencing a drug overdose.

Training

SSD will provide initial and continuing training to staff members about the causes of, symptoms of, and responses to opioid overdose. Training will be provided by SSD nursing staff and/or Human Resources Safe Schools training module.

Storage of Naloxone

The District will store its supply of Naloxone in a secure but accessible and temperate location. The exact location in each building will be determined by the building administrator and school nurse or Nurse Coordinator.

Indemnification

The District shall indemnify and hold harmless any employee who administers Naloxone in good faith to another individual experiencing a suspected drug overdose, if all of the following conditions apply:

the employee did not act with the intent to harm or with reckless indifference to a substantial risk or harm in administering Naloxone to that individual; and
the employee promptly sought additional medical assistance before or immediately after administering Naloxone.
Student Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy (From SSD Policy JFCH)
Applied Tech and the Special School District are concerned with the health, welfare and safety of its students. School Board Policy JFCH specifically states that the use, sale, transfer, distribution, possession or being under the influence of unauthorized prescription drugs, alcoholic beverages, narcotic substances, unauthorized inhalants, illegal drugs, counterfeit, and controlled substances or imitation controlled substances on any District property, in any District-owned vehicle or in any other District approved vehicle used to transport students to and school or school activities is prohibited. This prohibition applies to any District-sponsored or District-approved activity, event or function, such as a field trip, athletic event, or other activity in the community where students are under the jurisdiction of the school District. The use, sale, transfer or possession of drug-related paraphernalia is also prohibited.

For the purpose of this policy, a controlled substance includes any controlled substance, counterfeit substance or imitation controlled substance as defined in the Narcotic Drug Act, Section §195.010, RSMo., and in schedules I, II, III, IV and V in section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 812 (c).

Students may only be in possession of medication as detailed in Board policy JHCD. Searches of persons suspected to be of policy will conducted in accordance with Board policy JFG.

Any student who is found to be in violation of this policy will be referred to law enforcement and will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension, expulsion, or other discipline as provided in the District’s discipline policy JG. The school principal shall immediately report all incidents involving a controlled substance to the appropriate local law enforcement agency and the Superintendent. All controlled substances will be turned over to the local law enforcement.

Emergency Contacts

Emergency                                                                            911

St. Louis Metro Police Department (non-emergency)     314-231-1212

Other School Resources

Director of Adult Education                                                314-989-7501

Student Services Coordinator                                            314-989-7585

Student Services Counselor                                               314-746-0875

Admissions Office                                                                314-989-7456

Financial Aid Office                                                              314-989-7583

Special School District Title IX Coordinators

For Students: Susan Henry (srhenry@ssdmo.org)           314-989-8143

For Staff: Phillip Boyd (pcboyd@ssdmo.org)                     314-989-8269