Safety & Crisis Committee

District 181 is committed to the safety and security of students, staff, and visitors. In order to support that commitment, the District administration and community partners are members of a D181 Safety & Crisis Committee. Committee members are listed at right.

The committee typically meets once per month during the school year. They review and monitor the District's Safety & Crisis Plan and related procedures, and they discuss current events involving school security. The committee plans for staff training and parent education related to school safety, and they consider opportunities to strengthen District protocols and facilities.

We are grateful for the support of our emergency responders, families, and the District community in creating a safe learning environment.

Committee Members

Committee Chair
  • Bridget McGuiggan, Director of Communications
Committee Members
(Police)
  • Chief John Madden, Burr Ridge Police Department
  • Deputy Chief Marc Loftus, Burr Ridge Police Department
  • Chief Boyd Farmer, Clarendon Hills Police Department
  • Senior Officer Tom Laird, Clarendon Hills Police Department
  • Officer Zach Finfrock, Clarendon Hills Police Department
  • Sgt. Wendy Porter, Clarendon Hills Police Department
  • Chief Kevin Simpson, Hinsdale Police Department
  • Deputy Chief Mark Wodka, Hinsdale Police Department
  • Officer Mike Coughlin, Hinsdale Police Department
Committee Members
(Fire)
  • Chief Brian Leahy, Clarendon Hills Fire Department
  • Fire Inspector Dave Godek, Clarendon Hills Fire Department
  • Chief John Gianelli, Hinsdale Fire Department
  • Asst. Chief Tim McElroy, Hinsdale Fire Department
  • Fire Marshall Joe Lyons, Pleasantview Fire Protection District
Committee Member
(Bus Company)
  • Joanne Viehman, First Student Bus Company
Committee Members
(District)
  • Dr. Don White, Superintendent
  • Bridget McGuiggan, Director of Communications (Committee Chair)
  • Mike Duggan, Director of Facilities
  • Kristin Katsenes, District Nurse
  • Jean Duggan, Assistant to the Superintendent
  • (All school administrators are invited to committee meetings.)
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