Safety is the number one priority for the MSBSD. The Safety & Emergency Preparedness Manager is responsible for the management, support, & coordination of all safety issues between operational & instructional departments. Coordinating safety drills with school principals maximizes resources & helps provide the safest environment possible for students & employees. The S&EPM works with school safety coordinators & a resource officer to employ safety measures in MSBSD facilities. Working with all emergency first responders, the S&EPM supports community safety through drills & situation actions. MSBSD has adopted A.L.I.C.E. (Alert.Lockdown. Inform.Counter.Evacuate) protocol for reacting to emergency situations—providing training & practice.