Safe SchoolsOrland School District 135 provides for the protection of students, staff, and facilities in emergencies. The purpose of this Safe Schools information is to keep you informed of the District’s responsibilities, and your responsibilities as a parent, in the case of a variety of emergency situations. To maximize the effectiveness of this information, please familiarize yourself with the contents. If a crisis occurs, you will need to quickly find the appropriate information.
Each school has a Crisis Response Team, which includes the principal, psychologist, a counseling staff member, and nurse. The principal chooses team members and schedules annual meetings to review the response plan and update staff.
All Principals and District Office Administrators maintain an up-to-date copy of a Crisis Response Plan, a procedural guide to nearly all of the possible crises a school district may face. Copies of the Plan are also provided to the Orland Park and Orland Hills Police Departments and the Orland Fire Protection District.
The Safe Schools Vision
Every student, staff member and parent has the right to a safe school environment. A safe school:
Promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect which honors diversity and integrity;
Fosters personal responsibility while respecting the rights of others; and
Creates an environment free from harassment.
OSD 135 Safety Committee Members
John Bryk, Superintendent
Dr. Lynn Zeder, Asst. Supt. for Teaching & Learning
Dave Snyder, Director of Curriculum
Rick Hansen, Director of Facilities, Operations and Maintenance
Community Team Members
Joseph Mitchell, Chief of Police, Orland Park
Eric Rossi, Deputy Chief of Police, Orland Park
Michael Blaha, Chief of Police, Orland Hills
Michael Schofield, Fire Chief, Orland Fire Protection District
Joe Moore, Battalion Chief, Orland Fire Protection District
Kathy Passafiume, Youth & Family Clinical Director, Orland Township
Paul Smith, Principal, St. Michael School
Mary Iannucilli, Principal, Cardinal Joseph Bernadin School