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Planning, Prevention, Response and Recovery

School Safety DepartmentEnsuring your children are safe while attending school is a top-priority at each district. That is why the Butler County Educational service Center (BCESC) works tirelessly to make sure we minimize any hazard that can disrupt the learning process. At BCESC, not only do we work to make our districts’ environments secure, but we also recognize the importance of actively engaging and informing parents and kids in making our schools safer. Through working together, we can uncover any issues and then focus on addressing each and every one.

Begin Quote  Part of the Butler County ESC mission is to provide exemplary services to students and families, which is exactly what the Public School Safety Department does for the school districts. Not only do member districts attend safety meetings, but they also receive tailored policies and procedures that will help them develop a strong emergency management program.

- Katharine Clayton, Director of Public School Safety
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The BCESC is taking an active step in engaging with administrations, staff, students,
parents, and community partners to develop a comprehensive emergency
management program.
Member districts receive tailored training and safety plans. The BCESC Public
School Safety Team will:
  • Work through your All-Hazards Emergency Operations Plan;
  • Offer an extensive training program that focuses on schools and school based incidents;
  • Prepare an extensive exercise cycle;
  • Work as a liaison with state and local agencies, local municipalities, county officials, and partner school districts; and,
  • Act as your lobbyist to ODE.
At BCESC, we commit ourselves to creating a culture of safety and security for
our schools in Butler County and southwest Ohio.

For more information, contact Director of Public School Safety Katharine Clayton at (513) 896-2343 or


400 North Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
(513) 887-3710
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