Securing Safe Schools
Safety is at the top of the priority list at the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Jacksonville. “Safe schools are everyone’s business. We all have to work together to resolve common issues,” states Assistant Superintendent Duane Hodgin. Teachers, students, parents, and the community–all are cooperating partners working for safe schools in the district.
Four years ago, motivated by rising violence around the country, the district enacted a safe-schools plan for grades K through 12. With key elements of prevention, intervention, education, and involvement of everyone, the plan helps the district be prepared.