New Hanover County Schools




Safety and Crisis Management


  1802 South 15th Street
  Wilmington, NC  28401  


Charles Silverstein
Executive Director of Safety
Glen Locklear
Director of Student Safety & Hearing Board
Angela Walker
Support Associate
Safety & Hearing Board

The district has extensive and comprehensive safety plans that are continually reviewed and updated as necessary by district personnel along with our Emergency Services partners.

The New Hanover County Schools Emergency Operations Plan Summary is available on the district website.

We constantly strive to make every facility in our district as safe as possible. All exterior doors remain locked during the school day, requiring every visitor to check-in at the main office after being screened using a front door entry system that includes video and audio. There are School Resource Officers and School Nurses assigned to each school. Additionally, students and staff periodically conduct drills for all types of emergencies throughout the school year.

The New Hanover County School system, along with all of the Emergency Services within the county, works cooperatively to keep our students safe. Staff at every campus are trained to respond to numerous types of emergencies.

Student and staff safety is a priority, and everyone plays a part in maintaining safe schools.