In the Tiverton Public Schools, the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. This page provides important information about the school district’s efforts to keep our school buildings secure and prepare our community to respond appropriately in emergency situations.

We have excellent safeguards, procedures, and protocols in place. Our students and staff consistently demonstrate familiarity with safety procedures and readiness to act on them when necessary. At the same time, we recognize that the landscape of school safety is constantly evolving, and we are committed to examining and re-examining all of our safety plans to identify opportunities for improvement. We welcome feedback from the community.

Attend a PTO or School Improvement Team meeting about school safety!


Help us prevent safety incidents.

Use the anonymous online reporting form to alert school officials to suspicious or dangerous behavior, such as bullying, harassment, weapons, and threats of violence or self-harm.

Tiverton Bullying Plan and Forms

Staff Incident Report Form - Online 

Community Bullying Form - Online

Guiding Principles for School Safety & Security

  • We are committed to ensuring that our schools provide safe environments for teaching and learning.

  • School safety requires detailed plans and protocols related to prevention, preparedness, and response.

  • The effectiveness of our safety plans relies on collaboration among students, families, staff, public safety officials, and the community.

  • We have a responsibility to keep families and staff informed about safety incidents in a timely manner.

School Safety & Security Presentation to the School Committee 

Superintendent Sanchioni provided an update on school safety to the School Committee and the community on February 28, 2023. 

Tiverton High Schools New Resource Officer

Jacqueline Smaldone, a Tiverton police officer with prior experience as a mental health professional who has worked extensively with troubled teens, has been appointed Interim School Resource Officer, effective March 10. View the entire news article here.

ALICE: Important Information for Families and Staff 

ALICE is a training program that empowers students and staff to respond effectively to an armed intruder in the building. The strategies learned through ALICE can be applied to other emergency situations in schools, when appropriate. 

Alert • Lockdown • Inform • Counter • Evacuate

Watch a video about ALICE.


Tiverton School Resource Officer Jacqueline Smaldone

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns related to school safety, please speak to your school principal.