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Safe Schools

Orland 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.

  • OSD 135 Safety Committee Members

    John Bryk, Superintendent

    Dave Snyder, Associate Superintendent

    Jen Nichols, Director of Curriculum

    Ted Schulz, Director of Facilities, Operations and Maintenance

  • Community Team Members

    Eric Rossi, 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

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.