• BVA School Safety and Security

    Mission Statement 

    Our primary objective is to provide a safe and secure learning environment for the students, faculty and staff. This will be accomplished by fostering open channels of communication and a team concept with the teachers, administrators and parents, which is essential to identifying and resolving potential problems.


    School Resource Officer (SRO)

    The School Resources Officer (SRO) from Washington and Rostraver Townships are composed of experienced police officers from accredited  Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies. The officers' presence in the District shall project a professional uniformed officer who is receptive to students, faculty, staff and parents. The officers will continue to implement the existing policies. The significant increase in the number of experienced law enforcement officers will permit a greater emphasis to be placed on the following:

    • Visitors Entering School Property.

    • Perimeter (i.e. Exterior Doors and Parking Areas)

    • Student Activities, Sports, and Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Potential Conflicts and Signs of Bullying

    • Security at all Schools in the Belle Vernon Area School District


    Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

    The Emergency Operations Plan for the Belle Vernon Area School District is a living document that can be found within the offices of each school building and administration building within the district.  What appears below is the base plan that is applied to all buildings and is open for the public to view.  The full EOP includes site specific information that includes Threats/Hazards Annexes and Functional Annexes.


    Critical Incident Planning Team (CIP)

    The Critical Incident Planning Team is a group comprised of various stakeholders from the Belle Vernon Area School District that includes but is not limited to: Administrators, Township Police, State Police, EMS, Fire, Parents, Teachers, Local Emergency Management Coordinators, etc. This team meets bi-annually in February and August to discuss safety concerns, and hold table top discussions in preparation for potential safety and security events.

    Emergency Operations Base Plan

    Emergency Evacuation Plan

    Mobile Emergency Response Plan (MERP) Access

    ALICE Safety Protocol Video (6-12)  ~Created by Samuel Lynn

    Talking to Students About Trauma

    Talking to Students About Violence Checklist

    John E. Grice IV

    BVASD School Safety and Security Coordinator