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Security & Emergency Management

The Risk Management department supports student learning by helping ensure the safety and well-being of students, staff, and visitors. Risk Management is responsible for many safety tasks and technologies you will see throughout Osseo Area Schools including but not limited to:

  • Emergency preparedness plans (ERP) including compliance with state mandated drills.
  • Visitor management systems
  • Security cameras 
  • Safe school assessments
  • Security and emergency preparedness training
  • Behavior threat assessments

Risk management meets several times during the school year with the Risk and Emergency Management Committee (REMAC). Representatives from all levels of the school district as well as from our community are active participants in the security and emergency management decisions providing vital feedback for the success of our schools. 

Informational Meeting

Main Contact

Dave Moredock
Coordinator of Risk Management

Emily Kaehn
Risk Management Specialist


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The district has a Tip Line supporting speaking up when there is a concern.  The tip line is monitored by numerous staff who will report the tips to the proper buildings and may cross report with local authorities if necessary. We also encourage all our students to contact an administrator in their building if they have information that will affect the safety of staff or students in their building. Any concerns that need immediate attention for the safety of individuals involved should be reported to 911. Here is what takes place following a report:

Osseo Area Schools Emergency Response Plan

Osseo Area Schools has developed a comprehensive emergency plan with the help of local law enforcement, emergency management and public health officials. The emergency plan incorporates all four phases of crisis management:

  • Prevention/Mitigation
  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery

Site Response

Osseo Area Schools has a comprehensive emergency plan developed with the help of local law enforcement, emergency management, and public health officials. Drills are routinely held in all district buildings to prepare students and employees for emergencies. The emergency plan is based on an “all-hazard” approach that incorporates four universal response actions that can be implemented quickly. In the rare event of an emergency, the school principal or a district administrator will implement one of the following actions as needed.


Crisis response and communication

In almost every scenario, the response from first responders typically looks like this:

  • Notify law enforcement (school resource office on site or calling 9-1-1)
  • Respond to immediate needs of students and staff
  • Notify district safety team
  • Additional resources will be coordinated to assist students, staff and emergency responders