Marion County Public Schools will not be in session Monday, March 26, to allow all MCPS staff to attend intruder preparedness training. The training will be led by the Kentucky State Police in conjunction with the Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
According to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, the training is meant to better prepare all staff members in the event of an extreme safety situation.
“Safety is and will always be our number one priority in Marion County Public Schools,” Schlosser said. “With that in mind, this is perhaps one of the most important training sessions our staff will attend, and it’s a training that I wanted to have sooner rather than later.”
All staff members, including teachers, custodians, bus drivers, central office staff, cafeteria workers, administrators, and instructional assistants, will participate in this event.
Last month, Schlosser met with the district leadership team, representatives from the Lebanon Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, and the Kentucky Center for School Safety to discuss safety protocol in the district, in light of recent state and national school safety incidents. The scheduled staff training, along with other improvements to school safety protocol, came about as a part of that safety meeting.