Skip To Main Content

Safety and Security

South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) is committed to the safety of every student, staff member and person who enters our buildings. From the time they arrive in the morning to the time they leave in the afternoon, the wellbeing of our students and staff remains our top priority. There are a number of key components that go into this work. 

Standard Response Protocol

District and school leaders continue to partner with local law enforcement and other agencies to plan, prepare, and implement a safe and supportive learning environment. This summer, SSPPS teamed up with the “I Love You Guys” Foundation to train over 50 of our staff and SSP Police partners on school safety and the Foundation’s Standard Response Protocol (SRP) system. All students and staff will be trained annually on the following five components of the SRP: Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter.

It is important to also share this information with families so we all have common and consistent language and understanding when an emergency arises or drills are being conducted. The premise of the SRP is simple - there are five basic actions that can be performed during an incident.

First page of the PDF file: EmergencyPoster2023







The Desired Daily Experience was created with the voices of our students, staff, and families. All groups shared that they wanted a safe, positive, and nurturing space to learn, work, and grow. SSPPS will continue to put the safety and security of our students and staff at the forefront of all that we do through training, planning, and a continued partnership with the SSP Police Department and other agencies.