Safety & Security

Safety & Security

The safety, health, and well-being of Lakota students, staff, volunteers, and visitors is a top priority. The purpose of this webpage is to provide parents, students, volunteers, and visitors with information on district safety programs and links to helpful resources. These links are suggested as additional information and resources that may be helpful to our parents, and should not be considered an endorsement of any organization, service or program.

General Safety Guidelines

  • Schools in Lakota conduct all safety drills required by law and by the Ohio Department of Education.
  • Visitors to Lakota schools must sign in at the office and wear a visitor badge while at the school.
  • Video cameras are used to monitor activity throughout the schools.
  • Any volunteer with unsupervised access to students will be required to pass a criminal background check through our visitor management system, Raptor.
  • Bullying and hazing activities of any type are prohibited. No school district employee shall encourage, permit, authorize, condone, or tolerate any bullying or hazing activity.
  • Any chemicals brought into a school or on school grounds must have a Material Safety Data Sheet.

Safety Tip Line

Safer Schools Ohio Tip Line (text or call 844-SAFEROH)

News & Announcements
Lakota Superintendent Joins Governor DeWine’s School Safety Working Group
Lakota Local Schools Superintendent Matthew Miller has been named to Governor Mike DeWine’s new School Safety Working Group. Governor DeWine called for the creation of the working group in August when announcing the development of the Ohio School Safety Center, a new statewide office focused on assisting educators and law enforcement in preventing, preparing for, and responding to threats and acts of violence, including self-harm. The working group, which will be led by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, will evaluate current issues regarding school safety and advise the Ohio School Safety Center on its work.
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Hope Squads Making an Impact on School Culture
Lakota East and West’s Hope Squads used last week’s National Suicide Prevention Week to spread positivity and help break the stigma about mental illness issues.
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