Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: How is the Reading School District prepared to handle an active shooter situation?
    The Reading School District has put together an emergency response team that has been trained by the ALICE Training Institute. ALICE is a set of proactive strategies that increase chances of survival during an active shooter event. ALICE is an acronym as A – Alert L – Lockdown I – Inform C – Counter E – Evacuate. Our emergency response team has taken this training and shared the knowledge and actions with all of the staff across the school district. The Reading School District is well trained and prepared should any of our schools come in contact with an active shooter.

    Q: What gives safe school officers the right to search students?
    Safe school officers are given the right as employees of the district to search students, their book bags, and their lockers.