By Mary Owen
In light of recent school shooting events and the potential for an earthquake, local school districts are shoring up their emergency safety procedures.
“Safety has always been our top priority, yet recent events have caused us to re-examine our emergency procedures with a fresh perspective,” said Todd Miller, superintendent for the Santiam Canyon School District. “The recent events and media coverage have increased awareness of the issues and sparked meaningful conversations.”
Additional conversations internally have been the catalyst for greater agency collaboration and improving outcomes and safety with a heightened sense of urgency and support, Miller said.