BATH TWP.: During his report to the Revere Board of Education Tuesday, Superintendent Randy Boroff outlined some of the steps being taken by the district to meet concerns related to the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The district will partner with local police departments to conduct ALICE training during the Jan. 28 in-service day for the entire staff. ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. This training is being promoted in schools nationally as a way to better react when facing confrontation with a shooter, to protect students and survive such a confrontation.
Staff at Revere High and Middle schools will participate in one combined program, while separate training modified somewhat for the lower grades will take place for Bath Elementary and Hillcrest schools staff.
In addition, the district is committed to providing awareness of ALICE training for parents, said Dave Forrest, Revere’s treasurer and chief financial officer, after the meeting.
“Parents will be invited in for an evening meeting, at a time and date to be determined, so they can go through the ALICE training and better understand it,” Forrest said.
Following the training sessions, there will be some form of orientation for students district wide with the training geared for their respective grade levels, he said.