School Safety Information

In compliance with Michigan State's School Safety Requirements, Delton Kellogg Community Schools conducts comprehensive safety drills across each school building throughout the academic year.

The State mandates the following:

  • A minimum of 5 fire drills per school year for any school serving grades kindergarten to 12. Three must be completed by December 1, with the remaining two scheduled for later in the school year, maintaining a reasonable interval between each.

  • At least two tornado safety drills per school year, including one conducted specifically in March.

  • A minimum of 3 interior building restriction drills per school year for institutions serving grades kindergarten to 12. At least one should occur by December 1 and another after January 1, ensuring a sensible gap between each.

  • At least 1 of the required drills should take place during a lunch or recess period or when a significant number of students are gathered outside classrooms.


  • Schools catering to grades kindergarten to 12 must post documentation of completed safety drills on their website within 30 school days following the drill and maintain this record for a minimum of 3 years. This documentation includes the school's name, drill's school year, date and time of the drill, type of completed drill, count of completed drills for each category, the principal's or designated authority's signature verifying drill completion, and the responsible drill conductor's name if different from the school principal.

  • Before September 15 of each academic year, the chief administrator must furnish the county emergency management coordinator with a schedule of planned drill days for the school buildings.


  • A comprehensive cardiac emergency response plan is obligatory, encompassing the maintenance and utilization of automated external defibrillators, the establishment of a cardiac emergency response team, effective communication strategies, training programs for using defibrillators and CPR (for grades 9-12), integration with local emergency response systems, and an annual review and evaluation of the plan's efficacy.

Delton Kellogg Community Schools believes in creating a safe environment through teamwork involving law enforcement, emergency responders, the community, staff, parents, and students. Here's a breakdown of what we're doing to ensure safety:

Facilities: We've checked all buildings thoroughly with local law enforcement to improve awareness and secure interior and exterior doors. Our ongoing capital bond project aims to upgrade security further.

Systems: Secure vestibules and a visitor sign-in system are in place. Classroom volunteers undergo background checks, and staff use key phob access while security cameras monitor buses and buildings.

Training and Education: We focus on crisis response training for both staff and students, emphasizing the critical minutes before emergency personnel arrive.

Specific Safety Training: Students are trained for different scenarios, such as handling unfamiliar adults, lockdowns, or active threats, alongside regular drills for weather emergencies, fires, and lockdowns.

Community Partnerships: Our Safety Team collaborates with local law enforcement, enhancing communication.

School Safety Frequently Asked Questions

What's Delton Kellogg Community Schools' Approach to School Safety?

Delton Kellogg Community Schools sees a safe district as the outcome of unified efforts involving all stakeholders—local law enforcement, emergency responders, community members, staff, parents, and students. We're actively engaging these groups to establish a safe and thriving learning environment across our district.

What Measures Do Delton Kellogg Community Schools Employ for a Safe District?

Our school safety endeavors focus on four essential areas:

  1. Facilities

  2. Systems

  3. Training and Education

  4. Community Partnerships

How are Delton Kellogg’s School Buildings Made Safe and Secure?

Rigorous facility walk-throughs overseen by our Safety Committee and local law enforcement have significantly increased staff awareness. This has ensured interior classroom doors are locked during school hours and all exterior doors are secured. Our discussion and planning to acquire two additional full-time SROs and six student support individuals—are pending approval for the safety grant from the State of Michigan. The bond project is addressing facility security upgrades, aligning with our community's high safety expectations.


What Systems Promote School Safety?

With secure vestibules in place, any visitor must sign in with the front office staff before entering, allowing us to monitor sign-in/sign-out records. Classroom volunteers undergo background checks as per district policy. Additionally, an electronic key phobs system is used to track staff entry and exit from buildings. Video security cameras in buses and buildings further reinforce safety measures.

How Does Training and Education Enhance School Safety?

We believe that effective training ensures appropriate responses during crises. Our focus lies on the critical first 5 minutes before emergency personnel arrive, training both staff and students accordingly.

What Safety Training Occurs at Delton Kellogg Community Schools

Our ongoing safety response training for students covers various scenarios:

  • Identifying unfamiliar adults in restricted areas

  • Response procedures during lockdown or active threat situations

  • Regular drills for weather emergencies, fires, and lockdowns to ensure a prompt and orderly response.

What Community Partnerships Ensure School Safety?

The Safety Team, consisting of district leaders, staff, local law enforcement, first responders, and the local 911 center, fosters partnerships to ensure safety. Collaborations with local authorities have led to measures, increased law enforcement presence, enhanced safety drills, processes, and procedures to ensure campus safety.