At the beginning of this year our schools bells and intercom system did not work and now our teachers phones are not working. Why can’t our school have all of these things working at once? Is this a safety hazard not being able to contact all the teachers if there were to be an emergency?
We started off this school year with a broken bell and intercom system. Now, some of the teachers don’t have working phones. Is this a safety hazard?
When speaking with Mrs. Baxter in the counseling center, she was asked if she believed that the phones not working would be a safety concern which she responded to with, “I don’t think it would be a safety concern when it comes to intruders, weather emergencies, fires and things like that because we have the intercom. However, if there were to be a situation such as a student having a seizure if the teacher is unable to call the nurse and has to send a student to get her it could be a danger in that way.” With emails and intercom systems, the teachers also have an alarm button in each classroom for emergencies.
Some of the office aides as well as Mrs. Baxter have also expressed their opinions on the fact that it can be a bit annoying when a student is being dismissed or called to another part of the building having to go get them instead of being able to call the teacher.
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