Safety & Security
At Broadalbin-Perth, the health, safety, and well-being of every student and staff member is a top priority. As violence troubles schools across the nation, B-P's leaders have been working continuously to strengthen the security of district buildings. Some safety measures in place around the district include:
- In August 2022, Fulton County sheriff's deputies Nicole Buckley and Kyle Harris (pictured) were hired as Broadalbin-Perth's first full-time school resource officers. Officer Buckley primarily patrols the elementary school, and Officer Harris is primarily based at the junior/senior high school. The daily presence of both officers positively affects the culture of B-P schools as the build relationships with students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
- At both schools, public address (PA) speakers are equipped with flashing lights to alert those in the building of an emergency situation.
- Both schools have an enclosed, secure, main entrance vestibule that allows visitors to communicate with school staff and be “buzzed” through locked doors to enter the building.
- All visitors to Broadalbin-Perth schools must present their drivers license at the main office. The license is scanned and checked against the database of registered sex offenders. Once the visitor is cleared by the system, they are issued a visitor's badge with their name and photo.
- At each school, exterior doors remain locked during the school day, opened only by staff member badge-scanning access panels. Safety glass is in use on door panels and windows, and security cameras allow for monitoring of facilities.
New York state requires all public schools to conduct four lock-down and eight evacuation drills each school year. The purpose of these drills is to ensure students and staff are prepared to quickly make their way to safety in the event of an emergency situation. Click the thumbnail to learn more about school safety drills.