Some of the bills making their way through the Indiana General Assembly are drawing concerns from Eastern Pulaski School Superintendent Dan Foster.
During his legislative update to the school board Monday, Foster said the state’s proposed budget would increase what the school corporation gets for each student, but not enough to keep up with costs.
The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation will be securing doors and windows, thanks to the latest round of Secured School Safety Matching Grants. Superintendent Dan Foster says the school corporation was awarded just over $34,000 this year.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation continues its efforts to step up school safety, with some help from the State of Indiana. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says the corporation’s two schools will each be getting a handheld metal detector, as part of Governor Eric Holcomb’s program to provide them free of charge to schools around the state.
When it comes to the public perception of Eastern Pulaski Schools, the corporation scores high for safety, security, and school-community connections, but there are some issues with shared decision-making, communication, and trust. That was the overall finding of a recent climate audit conducted by Sycamore Educational Consulting.
The State of Indiana has awarded more than $14 million in this year’s round of Secured School Safety Grants. The program provides a 50-50 match to help schools buy security equipment, hire resource officers, or conduct threat assessments.
The Knox Community School Corporation is looking at a few ways to boost school safety. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart told the school board Tuesday he’s looking at adding a school resource officer.
Oregon-Davis teachers will be brushing up on their skills, when it comes to technology and school safety, among other topics. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says he updated the school board last week on the corporation’s plans for professional development over the next year.
Keeping students safe continues to be a big concern in area schools. Indiana State Police visited Eastern Pulaski Schools last month to give teachers some classroom safety tips, according to Superintendent Dan Foster.
Local school officials continue reevaluating their safety procedures, following last month’s school shooting in Florida. The Eastern Pulaski School Board got an update Monday from the corporation’s school safety specialists, Middle School Principal Ryan Dickinson and High School Principal Rick DeFries, along with Chris Schramm from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
A school safety update is expected during this evening’s Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting. Board members are also expected to consider options for the awning at Winamac High School. Continue reading →
The West Central School Corporation has school safety at the forefront of daily operations especially with school shooting incidents making national news.
Superintendent Don Street said the corporation is planning staff training for an active shooter incident, identification reporting, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training, and bullying prevention.
School safety was a topic discussed at this week’s Culver School Board meeting.
Superintendent Karen Shuman said that the school recently sent out a survey to teachers, students and parents. Though the survey included a variety of questions, Superintendent Shuman focused on the question that gauged the community’s perception of safety at Culver Community Schools during Monday’s meeting. Continue reading →