Keeping children safe and healthy during school hours is central to the mission of the Van Wert City School district. On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Van Wert City Schools will be coordinating a mandated safety drill as required by law under Ohio Revised Code 3313.536 and as overseen by the Ohio School Safety Center. The Full Scale Exercise will include a consolidated evacuation of students and staff from all three schools located on State Route 118 to a secondary location off of school grounds. Van Wert High School, Middle School, and Elementary School will conduct their drill in the morning and the Early Childhood Center will complete their safety drill and evacuation in the afternoon. This safety drill has been planned by the Van Wert City Schools District Safety Team in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies including the Van Wert City Police and Fire Departments, Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.