What Does The Reunification Center Mean?
The site will be a meet-up point for parents and students in case of an emergency situation.
“We talked about family reunification and having a site other than our own schools to utilize and so the park district stepped up and said ‘we’ll be glad to help you out’. We did a tour of the fort hill activity center, after reviewing that location we said this would be an ideal location,” said Mike Anders, the Director of Safety, Coordination and Emergency at Indian Prairie School District 204.
Why Fort Hill?
The size of the community center, its large parking lot, and the multiple routes to get to the gym are some reasons IPSD chose Fort Hill.
Now that 204 has its reunification center it can focus on what’s next.
The next steps would include training staff making sure the right policies and procedures are written, and being able to put processes in place that can be memorialized in the school district for years to come.
More Centers To Come
District 204 hopes in the future they’ll have more reunification centers to accommodate their schools in Aurora and near Bolingbrook.
Naperville News 17’s Christian Canizal Reports.
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