Safe & Supportive Schools
Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act
Governor Mark Dayton signed the Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act into law on April 9, 2014. It is a law intended to provide direction for schools to create a safe learning environment. The Act applies to public school students and school-aged children who voluntarily participate in public school activities or co-curricular or extracurricular activities.
Safe & Supportive Schools Act Brochure & Safe & Supportive Schools Flyer
These Sartell-St. Stephen School District documents provide an overview of expectations for all staff and volunteers of ISD 748. Topics covered in the district brochure include: Guiding Principles, Response to Inappropriate Behavior, Reporting Inappropriate Behavior and the Bullying Prohibition Policy.
Policy #514 (Bullying Prohibition)
The Sartell-St. Stephen School District updated the Bullying Prohibition Policy (Policy #514) on October 20, 2014, in response to the Safe and Supportive School Act. This policy aligns with the District's mission of fostering a caring and supportive environment.
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate)
At the recommendation of local law enforcement agencies and the Department of Education, Sartell-St. Stephen Schools uses the ALICE strategy for response to an intruder in our buildings. ALICE (an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) empowers staff and students to make informed safety decisions in the event of a crisis. Please click here to view an overview about ALICE (sent to families September 2021) and here to view a video with the Sartell Police Department Chief Hughes and Superintendent Dr. Jeff Ridlehoover.