The Davenport Community Schools administration and board of education believe that providing a safe learning environment for our students and staff is of paramount importance. We have strong crisis plans in place and we hope we will never have to activate them in our schools. However, we are committed to conducting regular drills and frequently reviewing our procedures. We realize that additional options exist that reduce harm to students and staff in the event of an armed intruder and are looking at integrating a safety program designed to provide students and staff with additional options in the event of an armed intruder.
A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) is an approach that provides age-appropriate options in such a situation. A number of surrounding districts are in the process of integrating A.L.I.C.E. into their school safety programs. The Davenport Community School District administration has scheduled four community meetings to offer our parents and community members the opportunity to learn more about the program and ask questions. For additional information on A.L.I.C.E. please go to A.L.I.C.E. School Safety Program.