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
Gregory Okon, Board of Education Liason
Dr. DJ Skogsberg, Superintendent
Dr. Lynn Zeder, Asst. Supt. for Teaching & Learning
John Bryk, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources & Operations
Jerry Hughes, Director of Risk & Safety Management
Dave Snyder, Director of Curriculum
Karen Cannon-Janettas, Director of Special Education
Rick Hansen, Director of Facilities, Operations and Maintenance
Jen Beshansky, Director of Communications
Community Team Members
Timothy McCarthy, Chief of Police, Orland Park
Joseph Mitchell, Deputy Chief of Police, Orland Park
Thomas Scully, Chief of Police, Orland Hills
Michael Blaha, Deputy Chief of Police, Orland Park
Michael Schofield, Fire Chief, Orland Fire Protection District
William Bonnar, Jr. 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