Message from the Superintendent
I would like you to be aware that Muncie Community Schools has taken proactive measures to address the challenges of assuring that our children are safe in our schools. It is important to keep in mind that our schools are safe for children and youth during the school day and an important place for them to receive support. Communication and collaboration among schools, parents, and the community are critical to ensure that our students continue to view their schools as safe, caring and supportive environments.
The National Association of School Psychologists has developed a handout of tips to help parents and teachers cope with a national tragedy. You can access this information at their website, http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx.
The safety of our students is our highest priority. Muncie Community Schools has staff members who are School Safety Specialists. We want our families to be aware that our schools have updated school safety Crisis Management Plans that are working documents that we regularly review and revise. We have reminded our principals to review the safety procedures for their buildings, specifically intruder protocols and off-site reunification.
(l-r, Charles Hensley, Steve Hall, Jason Rogers, Greg Zoeller, Tim Heller and Ana Pichardo)
Attorney General, Greg Zoeller announced that Muncie Community Schools has been awarded a $50,000.00 grant from the Secured School Safety Board to hire two (2) elementary school resource officers as well as school security equipment. The grant proposal was written by Chuck Hensley, Chief of Security and Ana M. Pichardo, Director of Communications who is also a Certified School Safety Specialist. MCS has a strong interest in expanding the school resource officers program. Steve Hall, Del-Com Superintendent, also participated in the grant announcement. Del-Com also received a 50,000.00 grant.
Muncie Community Schools Anti-Bullying Plan (10/29/13)
Click to: Report a Bully
"A Safe Way to Report a Bully"
SAFETY TIP LINE (765-747-1632)
Muncie Community Schools operates a Safety Tip Line which is available to anyone who wants to report information related to school safety in a confidential manner. The Safety Tip Line number is 747-1632. The number can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls are anonymous and confidential. Examples of information may include bullying, drugs and/or alcohol use or presence, weapons, violence and/or threats, theft and anything else that maybe a threat to students, staff and the school.
Muncie Community Schools' Action Plan for Security Enhancement
Action Plan for Security Enhancement - Revised 7-9-13