Palatine Library to Serve as District 15 Information Site During a School Crisis

Posted by: KielC | Posted on: Aug 04 2016

Should a crisis arise at one of District 15’s twelve Palatine schools, parents will now be able to gather at a central location to receive live, in-person updates from law enforcement officials and District 15 administrators. 

Officials from District 15, the Palatine Police Department, and Palatine Public Library District recently agreed to designate Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court, as the District’s new central information site for parents during a school crisis. 

By meeting at a central location like Palatine Library, instead of converging on the area around a school, parents will still be able receive important information and status updates from authorities during an emergency. However, they will be able to do so without hindering first responders’ efforts to secure the school and ensure the safety of its students and staff.

Palatine Library will only serve as an information site for parents.  It will not serve as a reunification site should one be necessary during a school crisis at one of District 15’s twelve Palatine schools. District 15 is currently working with the Rolling Meadows and Hoffman Estates Police Departments to identify venues that could serve this purpose for the District’s schools located in their communities.

More details are available on the District 15 website.