The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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Safety & Security

Keeping our haumāna, staff, and visitors free from harm or risk of harm is our priority. When risks are managed and mitigated, and appropriate response plans are implemented, our ‘ohana and community have a strong sense of security.

24/7 supervision at our dormitories and around-the-clock care at Hale Ola – KS Kapālama’s Medical Services facility – help ensure the safety and security of our boarders.

Measures that have been taken to ensure safety and security include:

  • Increased Staff Resources & Oversight
    • KS’ Mālama Ola Division oversees how KS can improve and advance student health, safety and well-being.
    • Our Enterprise Safety Steering Committee reviews and prioritizes student safety initiatives.
    • Safety committees ensure implementation of safety initiatives.
    • Additional staff members have been hired to provide 24/7 supervision at KSK dormitories.
    • New student safety training has been provided to all KS staff members.
  • Improved Security Presence
    • Increased security patrols are in effect at all campuses.
    • Security personnel are stationed at all KS Kapālama gates when they are open.
  • Improved Safety plans and technology tools
    • Implementation of an Enterprise Safety and Risk Management Strategic Plan which includes:
      • Procuring a learning management system
      • Planning for a centralized incident reporting system
      • Developing facility use and scheduling protocols
    • The implementation of an employee health and safety plan
    • Emergency operations plans (working on nuclear preparedness)
    • A chemical hygiene plan
    • An Enterprise-wide automated external defibrillator (AED) program
  • Regular Site Inspections
    • Site inspections of campuses, preschools, and community education programs
      • All classrooms three times a year (including science, art, and industrial classrooms)
      • Campus and preschools playground attenuation testing
    • Huaka‘i sites
      • Regulatory inspection plan process
      • Community education sites
      • Fire extinguishers checks and maintenance
      • AED checks and maintenance
      • Drill Logs (fire, bus evacuation, active shooter)
  • Boarding
    • Security and facilities
    • Increased security patrol during night hours
    • New safety alarms and monitoring equipment
    • Comprehensive dorm facilities assessment
    • Around-the-clock health care services for all boarding students
    • Increased number of registered nurses to provide care