School Safety Overview

  • The Eastern Lebanon County School District is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students and staff. As a school district, the safety and welfare of our students and staff is our highest priority.

    District administrators and our School Police Officer (SPO) meet regularly with the Pennsylvania State Police and Millcreek Township Police Department to help ensure effective emergency operations planning for the safety of our students and staff. While nothing is ever fail-safe, we believe the following precautions work to provide a safe environment for our students:

    • All building doors are locked during the school day. Visitors must be permitted to enter the buildings after identifying themselves and their purpose to the office personnel. While this may at times seem like an inconvenience, it is essential that we know every person who enters our schools' doors.
    • All staff members are required to wear identification badges to ensure that they are easily identifiable. Visitors must also sign in at the office, provide state issued identification, and wear a visitor's identification badge/sticker.
    • District and building administrators are visible in schools and at extracurricular events.
    • Students and staff practice all safety drills within the first two weeks of school and then on a monthly basis throughout the school year to ensure students and staff are prepared to respond in a crisis.
    • Teachers and administrators who are part of the crisis team receive professional crisis training.
    • The District conducts yearly Vulnerability Assessments with the assistance of a School Safety and Security Assessment Provider to determine areas of needed safety improvement at schools.
    • The District reviews and updates its extensive All Hazards Plan on a yearly basis.
    • We ask staff to be vigilant in monitoring guests as they walk the halls of our buildings; staff are instructed that, in the event they observe someone without a District-authorized identification, they are to question the individual’s presence and escort them back to the office.

Contact Information

  • Craig Soden

    ELCO School District Safety and Security Coordinator