• The safety and security of students and staff are the top priorities of Roanoke City Public Schools (RCPS). We have a comprehensive approach to safety that includes grounds, infrastructure, and social emotional wellbeing. The information below provides an overview of some of the actions and measures RCPS has in place. RCPS also uses certain protocols in the event of an emergency or critical incident to help keep students and staff safe.

    New tools implemented during the 2022-23 school year to assist with promoting a safe school environment include:

Safety & Security Measures

  • Division Safety Advisory Committee

  • Crisis Response Plans and Training

  • Threat Assessments

  • Coordination with Law Enforcement and School Resource Officers

  • School Entrances

  • Visitor Kiosks – ScholarChip

  • Use of Cameras

  • Electronic Employee Badges

  • Trauma-Responsive Practices, Mindfulness, and Social Emotional Learning

  • Bullying Hotline