Safety and Security

The Hudson School District is committed to providing a safe learning environment for students, staff, and visitors. Maintaining a safe school environment is the responsibility of our entire school community, including families. Crisis prevention, preparedness, and response protocols are necessary for creating a healthy school climate, reducing vulnerabilities, preventing risks, and mitigating injuries or damage during a crisis. A well informed and trained staff can remain calm, understand their role, and act as safely and efficiently as possible in a crisis situation.

Speak Up Speak Out

The State of Wisconsin’s Office of School Safety provides a 24/7 tip line for reporting potential harm or criminal activities directed at schools, students, and or staff. The Speak Up, Speak Out (SUSO) School Resource Center is set up to respond confidentially and quickly. The tip line is not just for threats to do harm to schools. Tips are also made regarding daily concerns students encounter such as bullying, drug use, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and more. The Hudson School District is part of the SUSO network.

Most tips fall into one of three categories:

  • A classmate is being bullied or bullying someone else.
  • A classmate might hurt themselves.
  • A classmate might hurt others.

We all play a vital role in creating safe schools and communities. Anyone can submit a tip. Tips are received by a trained resource center staff who pass appropriate information on to local law enforcement and schools. We want people who see something to say something. SUSO allows us as a school community to keep each other safe, address concerns about someone’s safety, and help get the support needed to resolve concerns.

We encourage student and families to contact their building administrator or SUSO of any threats to do harm to a school.


Crisis Response Protocols

The Hudson School District follows the Standard Response Protocols developed by the I Love U Guys Foundation, U. S. Department of Homeland Security National Threat Assessment Center, and the WI Department of Justice Office of School Safety.