Safety and security is our utmost concern for our students and we would like to assure our parents that we are doing everything possible to provide a safe environment on our campuses. Administrators consistently review policies and procedures in the event of an emergency. The Bolles School has in place an emergency plan that encompasses procedures for notifying proper authorities, school closure, any type of terrorist and/or biological or radiological situation, chemical exposure, kidnapping or hostage situations, fire drills, bomb threats, severe weather, etc…
If it is decided for any reason that school closure is necessary, The Bolles School will utilize WJXT TV 4 (ABC), WTLV TV 12 (NBC), WTEV TV 47 (CBS), WAWS TV 30 (Fox), all Clear Channel radio stations (WQIK, WBGB, WROO, WPLA, WFKS, WFXJ, WJGR, WZNZ, WUVT, WSOL, WZAZ) and Radio 96.1 FM along with other local media to disseminate current information. In addition, current news will immediately be sent out by telephone broadcast informing you of any information and placed on the front page of the School Web site. It may be difficult to reach the School by telephone in a crisis situation, so if the lines are busy, please look at the School Web site, listen to phone messages from the School, and to local media to decide if you should pick up your child. Parents of boarding students will receive more specific information from the resident directors.
Pending on the type of situation, we will change our alert status as necessary. We will take increased precautions and consistently review current plans and procedures to make sure that our students and faculty are safe. We will follow the advice of local law enforcement agents and have contacts with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to ask questions or advice for any situation.
If you had concerns about emergency procedures at Bolles, we hope we have put your mind at ease. While we pray that these procedures are never implemented, please be comforted in knowing that we are prepared and your child will be with caring hands and hearts. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to call.
John E. Trainer, Jr., Ph.D.
President and Head of School