SCHOOL SAFETY

DISTRICT SAFETY COMMITTEE

The District Safety Committee consists of 40+ group members including administrators, teachers, parents, counselors, Board Members, emergency responders, etc. The committee is led by the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Student Services and the Director of Facilities, reviewing and making recommendations on current policies and procedures. These are updated as needed to ensure that a comprehensive plan for Crisis Management and Emergency Preparedness is in place. The Meramec Valley R-III School District holds quarterly Safety Committee Meetings. Contact Tom Sauvage for information regarding district safety.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

In the case of inclement weather, the district administration will make a decision as soon as possible. In general, school officials will not cancel school based on a forecast. However, there are occasional instances where decisions could be made when inclement weather appears to be inevitable.

When possible, the decision to cancel school will be made the night before, usually by 9 PM. However, in most situations, a decision isn’t made until the following morning. An early morning decision is typically made by 5:30 AM. School cancellations will be shared in the following ways:

SRO

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

MVR-III is proud and excited to welcome Officer Jeremy Meyer, our new School Resource Officer (SRO) for the 22-23 school year. Officer Meyer has worked with the Pacific Police Department for the past three years, but he began his career in law enforcement in 2011. He previously worked three years as a sergeant in the Union Police Department, as well as having served in the U.S. Army from 2007 to 2010. He has earned police certifications as a Drug Recognition Expert, Crisis Intervention Team member, and Firearms Instructor. Officer Meyer has two children (a boy and a girl), and he enjoys going on runs with his 7-year old pit bull mix.

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WATCH D.O.G.S.

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative national program focusing on the prevention of violence in our children's schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures. It has two main purposes:

  1. Provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

  2. Provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

WATCH D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and any other father-figures who volunteer as a positive presence for at least one whole school day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.

Please complete the sign-up form if you are interested in serving at your child's school!