*** For Immediate Release ***
(Maywood, IL) May 2019 – In District 89 student safety is our top priority. We regularly practice emergency drills and procedures with our staff and emergency responders to ensure that we are prepared in the event of an emergency. To this end we wanted to inform you that on Friday, May 10, 2019, the Maywood, Melrose Park, Broadview and Bellwood Police and Fire Departments, in collaboration with our district will be conducting a safety training and exercise at Lincoln Elementary School in Maywood. This event has been planned on an Institute Day so there will be NO students in attendance or involved in this specific training exercise.
During the training anyone near the school will see a large presence of emergency responders and may hear loud noises related to the training and exercises taking place. We are informing our families, community and the public so that you are informed and correct information can be shared about the training exercise. Training will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end in the early afternoon. The training may also lead to brief street closures at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and 9th Avenue. Again this is a planned training that will involve members from every local police and fire department.
Thank you for your on-going support and understanding.