The Ste. Genevieve R-II School District and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Training to the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District campus in Ste. Genevieve on Thursday, July 23, and Friday, July 24.

The two-day instructor course is designed to teach proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or active shooter incidents.

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate and is considered a useful strategy for everyone: law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses and places of worship.

Completing the ALICE Instructor Training course provides individuals with certification in ALICE Training and allows them the opportunity to bring ALICE strategies back to their places of work.

Registrants will gain access to exclusive ALICE resources.

The goal of the ALICE program is to provide individuals with survival-enhancing options for those critical moments in the gap between when a violent situation begins and when law enforcement arrives on scene.

The registration for this training is $595 per person and can be completed online at www.alicetraining.com.

ALICE is in line with recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Ste. Genevieve R-II School District conducts and requires all employees to participate in annual active shooter and intruder response training. This training was implemented at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year in order to meet the requirements of Senate Bill No. 75.

Christy Clark, school resource officer for the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District, attended an ALICE Training Institute to become a certified trainer during the summer of 2014. Clark then used the ALICE training and information to create active shooter and intruder response presentations for the R-II employees. The first training was held during the August 2014 back-to-school in-service.

All R-II School District employees received further instruction on ALICE techniques at the district’s March 2015 in-service training with the non-certified employees participating in simulated active shooter training.

All certified staff members will participate and complete the simulated active shooter training with Clark in September 2016. 

The ALICE Training Institute, developed after Columbine, teaches strategies to survive a life-threatening event.

(Information provided by Ste. Genevieve R-II School District.)