Worried about your child’s safety at school? Here are three things that you should know about safety and security in our schools:
Each Fayette County school has an emergency preparedness plan that is reviewed and practiced regularly. These plans are coordinated with county, state, and federal emergency plans. The school system works closely with local public safety officials and uses their expertise and intelligence.
The Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) Emergency/Crisis plans were the first to be approved by the Georgia Emergency Management Association in the state and are used as a model throughout Georgia.
Every school has specific plans for the reunification of parents and their children in the event of a major emergency. School psychologists, social workers, and counselors -- trained in crisis intervention -- are available to students and their families in all emergencies. To communicate with parents and families in a crisis, FCPS uses local radio and television stations, and local newspapers as well as this website.