School Safety Week proclaimed September 19-23

Educators in the Knox County School District are taking steps to ensure that their classrooms are a safe learning environment for students.

Knox Schools Superintendent Walter T. Hulett has proclaimed the week of September 19-23 as “School Safety Week” in the district.  Hulett was joined by several students, members of the district’s emergency preparedness team, Mayor David Thompson, and Judge-Executive J.M. Hall at the proclamation signing held on Monday, September 12. 

“This proclamation, which has become an annual event in the Knox Schools’, reflects the seriousness with which we as a District and Board of Education give to the planning, preparing and training for emergencies”, Hulett said during the signing.

The following chart lists the drills and the corresponding emergency procedures that will take place during school safety week:

Monday, September 19: Fire Drill (Evacuation Procedure)
Tuesday, September 20: Tornado Drill (Severe Weather Safe Area Procedure)
Wednesday, September 21: Earthquake Drill (Drop, Cover, and Hold Procedure)
Thursday, September 22: Lockdown Drill (Lockdown Procedure)
Friday, September 23: Bomb Drill (Evacuation and Reverse Evacuation Procedure)