School Security is one of the main functions of security in the Omaha Public Schools. OPS continually works to ensure a safe learning/work environment for students, staff and parents. A successful security effort reflects a balanced collaboration between educators and security personnel. Security personnel are members of the educational support staff and are trained to work directly with students to identify, prevent and solve school safety issues.

RESPONDING TO AN ACTIVE SHOOTER

This Homeland Security course covers Intruderology, how to respond in an active shooter case. The information can apply to wherever a person may be such as malls and restaurants as well as schools. Parents/ Guardians are encouraged to take this online course as it is a crisis response resource. For information on the Active Shooter Training Course Available for Parents click here.

To ensure every child, staff member and visitor can experience a safe scholastic environment within which to succeed academically, socially and emotionally.

 

 

Mandatory Reporting Video

Project Harmony Resources - Talking with Children - Body Safety and Boundaries Handout    

Hablar con los niños - Seguridad del cuerpo y límites

 

Nebraska Child Abuse Reporting Law Nebraska Professional Required to Report,
Revised Statute § 28-711

When any physician, medical institution, nurse, school employee, social worker, or other person has reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or
neglect or observes such child being subjected to conditions or circumstances which reasonably would result in abuse or neglect, he or she shall report such incident or cause a report to be made to the proper law enforcement agency or to the department on the toll-free number􀀑 Such report may be made orally by telephone with the caller giving his or her name and address, shall be followed by a written report, and to the extent available shall contain the address and age of the abused or neglected child, the address of the person or person having custody of the abused or neglected child, the nature and extent of the abuse or neglect or the conditions and circumstances which would reasonably result in abuse or neglect, any evidence of previous abuse or neglect including the nature and extent, and any other information which in the opinion of the person may be helpful in establishing the cause of such abuse or neglect and the identity of the perpetrator or perpetrators. Law enforcement agencies receiving any reports of abuse or neglect under this subsection shall notify the state central registry on the next working day by phone or mail.

Omaha Public Schools Child Abuse and Neglect
OPS Policy 5402 (Adopted October, 2016)

Nebraska law mandates that when any school employee has reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to child abuse or neglect, or observes such child being subjected to conditions or circumstances which reasonably would result in child abuse or neglect, the employee shall report such incident or cause a report of child abuse or neglect to be made to the principal and shall also personally assure that the matter has been reported to Child Protective Services or the appropriate law enforcement agency within 24 hours of receipt of such allegation. Allegations that an adult is engaging in sexual harassment of a student as defined herein may constitute an allegation of child abuse and shall be reported as described in this policy.