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10 | January 25, 2018 | The Northbrook tower news Find the right camp for your child! • Art Camps • Day Camps • Educational Camps • Overnight Camps • Sports Camps PRESENTED BY 22ND CENTURY MEDIA Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 10am - 2pm 1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL AND MORE TO COME! FREE FACE PAINTING! FREE BALLOON ANIMALS! (10:30 AM - 1:30 PM) MORE INFO AT (847) 272-4565 Sponsored by Northbrook D27 Board of Education Township-wide emergency preparedness plan taking shape Todd Marver Freelance Reporter In addition to educating students, schools are also responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the students. To that end, Kimberly Arakelian, District 27’s assistant superintendent for finance and operations, provided an update on the townshipwide emergency preparedness plan at the District’s Thursday, Jan. 18 school board meeting. District 27 created the plan and the townshipwide process began last February. Arakelian and the District’s director of facilities, Doug Heurich, presented the plan to Northfield Township officials and the Glenview and Northbrook Fire and Police Departments at that time. In March, the Township agreed to use the District’s emergency preparedness plan. “Our goal was to get consensus from the Township to use our EPP and have one standard emergency response protocol for the township so that first responders, school districts and community organizations in the township can work together and when police and fire come to respond in the event of an emergency they know what they’re going to find,” Arakelian said. The other school districts and community organizations in the township that District 27 is currently working with includes District 28, District 30, District 31, Congregation Beth Shalom, Temple Beth El, Solomon Schechter Day School and the Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts. Arakelian said that District 34 and District 225 are working on their strategic plans and she is waiting on their approval. “The partnerships that we are building with the schools, community organizations and religious organizations in our township, it’s been amazing to meet everybody and work with everybody and really partner,” Arakelian said. Arakelian explained the benefits for the entire township to operate with a single emergency preparedness plan. “In the event of an emergency we will be mutual aid for each other and we will know each other,” she said. “When we talk about reunification for an off-site location, the Park District is working with us and the community organizations are working with us to share their buildings and vice versa. If they need to relocate, we’re there for each other.” Arakelian spoke about the implementation of the plan, specifically in District 27. She said the District’s goal is to get staff in a different mindset of situational awareness so that if they’re in the classroom, outside for recess, at before and after school supervision or at an athletic event that they’re prepared and ready to go in the event of an emergency. “It’s all about that situational awareness and being trained and this type of thinking just becoming habitual in terms of safety and security for our kids and our staff,” she said. “I can’t tell you how cooperative our staff has been and how engaged they have been as Doug (Heurich) and I have continued our education and training with them. The staff has just come a long way in terms of their emergency response training.” The District 27 School Board reviewed the first draft of a pair of legal contracts dealing with the plan at its Jan. 18 meeting. The first is an intergovernmental agreement between District 27 and the schools and community organizations it is working with in Northfield Township. The second is a licensing agreement between District 27 and parties outside of Northfield Township. District 27 has a party outside of Northfield Township that is interested in contracting with the school district: Park Ridge School District 64. The District will continue the process of reviewing the legal contracts at its next board meeting on Feb. 1. visit us online at northbrook the northbrook tower | January 25, 2018 | 11 It’s a wrap! 2017 was a memorable year! Let’s make your next move unforgettable! SOLD 1300 Glenoak, Northbrook* SOLD 813 Cedar, Northbrook SOLD 2112 Woodlawn, Northbrook SOLD 437 Longfellow, Deerfield* SOLD 3585 Dauphine, Northbrook* SOLD 4525 Seminole, Glenview* 847-331-0456 SOLD 660 McHenry #106, Wheeling SOLD 787 Foxdale, Winnetka* SOLD 1225 Crestwood, Northbrook SOLD 438 Sheryl, Glenview SOLD 235 Mayer, Wheeling SOLD 1304 Adirondack, Northbrook 1925 Cherry Lane Northbrook, IL 60062 *Represented Buyer. 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