Charleston School Board -Charleston, IL

Procedures “beyond a lockdown” for dealing with school intruders will be the focus of a presentation to the Charleston school board at its meeting Wednesday. The board will hear about training district administrators and others received in a program called ALICE, Superintendent Jim Littleford said. That stands for “alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate” and staff from the Medina, Ohio-based program conducted a workshop at the district’s office last month, Littleford said.  He said ALICE started a few years ago to develop “proactive strategies” in case of a school intruder. The program recommends steps in addition to locking down a school, such as barricading doors and evacuating a building if needed, he explained. “It advances some things beyond what we’re doing,” Littleford said. Read more