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School Safety

School safety is one of our highest concerns at Cheney Public Schools, students thrive best when they know they are secure at school. 
School safety planning is guided by Washington State law and Cheney Public School Board policies. 
YES Officers
The District employs three YES (Youth Engagement Specialist) Officers. Their work in school safety is governed by Board Policy 4311.
Threat Assessments
The goal of the threat assessment process is to take appropriate preventive or corrective measures to maintain a safe and secure school environment, to protect and support potential victims, and to provide assistance, as needed, to the individual being assessed. A School-based threat assessment is distinct from law enforcement investigation and is also distinct from student discipline procedures. The role of Threat Assements in Cheney Public Schools are governed by Board Policy 3225.
Required Drills 
All school districts and schools in Washington state are required to have current comprehensive safe school plans, or Emergency Operation Plans (EOPs), plans. Within that requirement, schools are required to have at least one safety drill per month, including summer sessions when students are present. Read more about safety drills in Cheney Public Schools here. 
Mr. Tom Arlt
Assistant Superintendent
Mrs. Kim Lefler
Director Safety & Student Well-Being 
Officer Pat Carbaugh
YES Officer - AHPD
Officer Brad King
YES Officer - AHPD
Officer Abe Bingham
YES Officer - AHPD