Ingham ISD Safety

At Ingham Intermediate School District, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our number one priority. Whether that’s practicing fire or tornado drills, equipping staff with safety protocols, providing mental health supports or engaging with local law enforcement agencies, the more knowledge staff and students have when it comes to school safety, the better prepared and more confident everyone will be. Promising our commitment to continuous safety improvements in our buildings and the dedication of our district’s safety committee, we will continue to ensure we are doing all we can to keep our students and staff as safe as possible.

Welcome to our School Safety Hub! Discover essential information and resources dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff at Ingham Intermediate School District. Your safety is our priority, and this page is your go-to source for updates and valuable insights.

Ingham ISD Safety Terms

Ingham ISD has worked with our local law enforcement agencies (Ingham County Sheriff’s Department and Mason Police Department) to develop four safety terms that will be used in potential emergency situations. When we communicate with families, these are the terms we will be use and what each of them mean:

Educate in Place

Conditions inside the building are safer than outside. Education and movement can continue inside the building until the all-clear is given to be able to move outside. Heightened security. 

Tornado Shelter in Place

A tornado warning has been issued. Staff and students should take shelter immediately in a designated shelter until given the all-clear. 


Conditions outside are safer than inside the building. Staff and students should evacuate the building to their designated evacuation area. 

Active Violent Incident

There is an active violent situation, apply ALICE protocols. 

Safety Updates and Announcements

Ingham ISD Staff Attend A.L.I.C.E. Training

Staff at Ingham ISD’s Thorburn Education Center attended hands-on ALICE Training to practice active violent incident protocols.

Ingham ISD Presents at Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators Conference

Jason Mellema, Ingham ISD Superintendent and Mike Lilley, Executive Director of Information Technology Services presented at the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators conference on MiSecure, technology safety practices.