Safe Schools Program

Safe Schools Vision

Students and staff learn and work in schools that are free from violence, intimidation, threats, harassment and fear. Because of wise, consistent enforcement of the rules and ethical decision making by both youth and adults, the school environment is attractive to students and creates the most favorable conditions in which to learn.

Notification System

In an effort to improve communications with parents and staff members, Walla Walla Public Schools has teamed with SchoolMessenger to provide an instant notification system.

This service allows each school and the district office to send out telephone calls and e-mail messages to parents and staff in a matter of minutes.

How will the notification system be used?

  • School activities/events reminders
  • School and district level crisis/emergency information and instructions
  • School delays/closures messages
  • Attendance calls to parents

Report threats on Tip Line

Students, staff, and parents can submit safety concerns to district administration through the following Tip Line number:

Safe Schools Tip Line: 855.976.8772

Safe School Tip Line Flyer: Download (pdf)

Easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drug use, vandalism or any safety issue concern. 

Every tip received about Walla Walla Public Schools is immediately logged in the system and the administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. Tips may also be submitted anonymously.

Contact Communications Director Mark Higgins for more information: (509) 526-6716 or mhiggins@wwps.org.

Safe Schools State Law References

Schools Safe Emergency Plan

District and School Safe Schools Plan Components include:
Area 1 -- Prevention/Intervention
Area 2 -- All Hazards/Crisis Response
Area 3 -- Post Crisis Recovery

WWPS Emergency Procedures

- Evacuation

- Lockdown (Avoid, Deny, Defend)

- Shelter-in-Place

- Earthquake

- Table Top Scenarios

- Incident Command System

Safe Schools Committee 

Safe Schools Leadership Team (meets quarterly or more often if needed)

- Mark Higgins, Chair

Incident Command Team

* WWPS uses the Incident Command model for emergency preparedness.

Safe Schools Online Resources

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