Safety and Security
Students need to feel safe to be able to learn. Boulder Valley School District is committed to the safety and security of each of the more than 30,000 students and staff using our facilities each day. The Security Department for the Boulder Valley School District operates 24 hours a day year round, including weekends and holidays. Security agents patrol schools after hours and on weekends.
Safety for our Platt Community
At Platt Middle School & the CHOICE program, the safety of our students, faculty, and community are of the utmost of importance. Students need to feel both physically and emotionally safe to be able to learn and we know you trust us with the welfare of your children every day.
At the beginning of each new school year is the perfect time to review our safety practices. We discuss this information with all students during PACK Reset or Co-op. We would like for you to take a few moments to read the following and review this information with your students as well.
STANDARD RESPONSE PROTOCOL
In the event of an emergency, it is important that we all know what to do and where to go. We practice evacuation drills monthly and lock outs, lock downs, and shelter in place drills once a semester. In BVSD, we use the Standard Response Protocol district wide to create consistency and common practices from one school to the next. You can learn more about our practices at Standard Response Protocol for Parents.
See Something? Say Something!
It takes everyone working together to keep our students safe. BVSD provides a number of resources and programs aimed at protecting student personal safety and preventing children and youth from initiating or engaging in harmful behaviors including harassment. Please see the BVSD Safety and Security website for additional information and resources.
We encourage everyone to alert and vigilant. If you hear of a possible threat or see something out of the ordinary, immediately contact your school administrator, BVSD Security or local law enforcement.
If you need to report a non-life threatening emergency such as vandalism, water line breaks or suspicious activity around a school, call the 24-Hour BVSD Security Dispatch at (720) 561-5051 or (303) 442-2400.
In the case of a life threatening emergency, call 911
Make a Report
The Boulder Valley School District is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students.
Victims of sexual harassment are encouraged to report the incident to an adult they trust, whether it is a school counselor, administrator or law enforcement. Reports can be made orally or in writing. Written reports can be made using the Board's Complaint form, AC-E2. is here. Learn more on our Help for Students page here.