The Knox Community School Corporation is teaming up with a local gas station to raise funds for security upgrades. A “GO for School Safety” campaign will take place at the Zingo BP in Knox, according to Elementary School Assistant Principal Cory Masson.Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation has received the maximum possible grant award in this year’s round of Secured School Safety grants.Continue reading
Culver Community Schools will look a bit brighter when students return to class next week. The school board got a look Monday at the LED lighting installation that’s currently underway.Continue reading
New metal detectors have arrived at the West Central School Corporation. Last week, the school board finalized a policy update when it comes to how they’ll be used, according to Superintendent Don Street. “I think it’s important to note that the handheld metal detectors are designed for individual searches based on reasonable suspicion,” he says.
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 Knox School Board got an update last week on a pair of state grant programs. Director of Curriculum and Instruction Peggy Shidaker said the $50,000 Secured School Safety Matching Grant the corporation recently got will help pay for a new fire/surveillance system at the high school.
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.
Work on Culver Community Middle/High School’s secure entrance is moving along. As part of the project, a new main entrance is being built where the library was, while other areas are being reconfigured.
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 Culver School Board is expected to formally accept Superintendent Vicki McGuire’s resignation this evening. McGuire is leaving Culver to take over as superintendent at the Eastern Hancock school corporation in Central Indiana. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation has wrapped up its bond refunding process. Superintendent Vicki McGuire says it will give the corporation just under a million dollars for some small construction projects. Some planned improvements include concrete and roof repairs, as well as the purchase of a utility truck. Continue reading
The program gives matching grants to school corporations that request funding to conduct a threat assessment, purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders, or employ a school resource officer.