Summit Schools – Summit, NJ

Board vice president Katherine Kalin, who chairs the operations committee, reported the committee had heard from Summit High School vice principals Stacy Grimaldi and Michael Lapotasky about their training, through the Summit Police Department and Sergeant Rick Proctor, in the ALICE school security program. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Kalin said under the new concept in school security, rather than having students and staff members hiding under desks while classroom doors are locked if an intruder is present, one of the first steps is to inform potential victims over the school communications system that an intruder is present. It is believed an intruder will then assume that police have been called and they, too, are in the school building. Read more