SAFETY, SECURITY, & SUPPORT REFERENDUM
Center Grove has invested in the safety and security of our schools over the last five years by adding School Resource Officers, School Safety Officers, security cameras in buildings and on school buses, secure vestibules, and more. We also have projects in progress that will add to the investment and improve safety.
SAFETY AUDIT & COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
In 2018, we enlisted Safe Havens International, one of the world's leading school safety organizations, to conduct an audit of our buildings and campuses to determine what we're doing well and what we need to improve to best protect our students and staff. Safe Havens found several things CG is doing well, along with a list of things we need to improve. View the Safe Havens International Safety Audit overview.
After reviewing the Safe Havens Audit, we started to work on prioritizing what we need to do next. We launched a Thought Exchange in March of 2019 to hear what our parents, staff, and community members wanted to see in our schools to improve the safety, security, and mental health of our students. This format provided us with an open forum to hear different perspectives and inform our decisions on these important topics. View the Thought Exchange Results.
The needs identified by Safe Havens and identified in our community survey aligned into three main areas: Live Monitoring, Fast Response/Deterrents, and Mental Health & Classroom Supports.
The Board and our leadership team have discussed the importance of investing in the areas identified. We do not want to wait until we can fit these needed improvements into our budget over the next 5, 10, or 15 years. We want to make these investments as soon as possible, so that the students we have right now will benefit from them.
The images below represent more the investments Center Grove has made or would like to make to improve safety, security, and supports for our schools. Click on the icons to learn more about investments that have been completed (green), are in progress (yellow), and are proposed for the future (red).