Safety & Security

We prioritize the safety and well-being of our PCM Community School District students and staff. In response to nationwide school violence incidents, the Governor allocated $50,000 for safety updates in each Iowa school building in 2022. We conducted safety audits, implemented recommended improvements, and are in the process of securing reimbursement.

Our district has a confidential Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) developed with law enforcement and reviewed annually. This plan covers staff expectations, training frequency, and roles during incidents. While we are not able share the entire plan publicly, here are some key points:

  • The EOP is reviewed and updated annually.
  • District and building crisis teams meet regularly.
  • Routine drills are conducted in each school.
  • CSTAG threat assessment is used.
  • Run-Hide-Fight training provided for students and staff.
  • Standard Reunification Process for evacuations.
  • Raptor Check-In system used in all buildings.

Ensuring school safety is a collaborative effort involving students, parents, and the community. Together, we commit to creating a secure environment where everyone's well-being is paramount. Please review our procedures on this site.

To report suspicious activity please contact your local law enforcement agency.

  • If there is an emergency, call 911.
  • Non-emergency situations may be reported at ADD.
  • Police Departments in both Prairie City and Monroe maintain an anonymous call line. Prairie City: 515-994-2649. Monroe: 641-792-5912. 

Describe specifically what you observed, including:

  • Who or what you saw
  • When you saw it
  • Where it occurred
  • Why it’s suspicious

The PCM Community School District is dedicated to ensuring a secure environment for our students and staff. Collaboration among school staff, students, parents, and community members is essential in preventing and addressing school violence. We all play a role in maintaining a safe and orderly atmosphere. To facilitate this, the PCM District has established an online reporting link to enable students, parents, and community members to confidentially report past, present, and potential crimes and threats within our school community.

Please note that this is NOT an emergency reporting system. In urgent situations, dial 911 immediately. Reported tips may not be addressed immediately; if there is an immediate threat to someone's life, please call 911 immediately.

The reporting system is designed to be anonymous, and we will not follow up unless you provide your name and contact information. All reports are treated as confidential, and your identity will only be disclosed if you choose to share your contact details. Once a tip is submitted, relevant personnel will be notified, review the information, and take appropriate action. It's important to reiterate that this is not an emergency reporting system, and emergencies or immediate threats should be reported directly to 911.

This reporting system does not replace direct contact with school administration. Please reach out to any school building or the district office for concerns or issues. If you have questions about the online TIP notification system, contact Dr. Michelle Havenstrite at 515-994-8222, ext 7781.

Together, we can work to prevent school crises before they occur!