Maranatha is committed to providing an effective security operation to not only offer peace of mind and a healthy educational environment, but also one that allows for a thriving campus life for our students.
Safety is Paramount
Providing for and preserving a learning environment that is safe and conducive for learning is paramount on the minds of the Maranatha staff, faculty, and administration. As has been our history, Maranatha continues to be proactive in the goal of maintaining a safe and secure campus where the mission of the school can continue to be fulfilled.
The following operations and trainings are engaged everday to further this end:
24 hour, 7 days a week security presence on campus
Director of Security and full security staff present during campus hours of operation
Security presence at key locations on campus - greeting parents, visitors and other non-Maranatha personnel
Providing temporary clearance and highly visible identification to non-Maranatha personnel
32 surveillance cameras recording 24 hours a day, and reviewed regularly
Enhanced security presence at school events to ensure student and community safety
Maranatha students are only allowed on campus between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on school days unless under direct supervision of Maranatha authorized personnel or coaching staff.
Parents should arrange for their students to be dropped off no earlier than 7:00 a.m. and picked up no later than 3:30 p.m.
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Crisis Preparedness and Management
Besides monitoring the safety of our campus on a daily basis, Maranatha High School endeavors to be prepared for the unexpected. Maranatha has developed a comprehensive Crisis Preparedness Plan (CPP) including:
Multi-layered implementation of a Crisis Preparedness Plan
CPR, First Aid & AED training for all of our faculty and staff
Partnering with the Pasadena Fire Department to receive PERT (Pasadena Emergency Response Team) training
Practice disaster preparedness by facilitating fire, lockdown, and earthquake drills
Working with Pasadena Fire and Police Departments to practice campus lockdown protocols for extended periods in response to off-campus emergencies/threats
Conducting an annual crisis simulation exercise for students, faculty and staff
Crisis Management Team meets monthly to plan and discuss annual crisis simulation
Trained Crisis Management Team to serve as the preliminary responder in advance of police and fire first responders
Maranatha Security Department keeps informed of citywide crime and safety reports via Pasadena Patch program
Maranatha Security Department maintains relationship with local business neighbors