Safety at Mitchell Community Schools continues to be a priority for students and staff

MITCHELL – Safety for students and staff at Mitchell Community Schools has become a priority in recent years and with additional safety measures being recommended during the Mitchell Community School Board meeting Monday night, it was made clear the direction the school corporation wants to go.

MCS Superintendent Dr. Brent Comer

“Unapologetically, we will be establishing policies for the safety of our students and staff,” stated Mitchell Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Brent Comer.

Additional policies being considered include:

  • All exterior doors at Mitchell Community Schools will remain locked at all times. Mitchell Community Schools interior classroom doors will remain locked while school is in session.
  • All Mitchell Community School employees must display their school issued identification while on school or district campus. All substitute teachers and visitors must register at the school’s main office and display office issued identification while on school campus.
  • Mitchell Community School will host Safety Trainings determined by the Mitchell Community School Safety Committee and or the Superintendent for all Mitchell Community School employees.
  • Car rider pickup at both Hatfield and Burris Elementary Schools will begin after buses have left school campus at the end of the day. Vehicles used for car pickup will not be allowed on school campus until 3:05 p.m. at Hatfield and 3:10 p.m. at Burris Elementary Schools.
Security System on each building

Chairman Rob German of the Mitchell Community School Safety Committee thanked the Mitchell Community School Board for their cooperation and safety measures already implemented over the last few years.

Dr. Comer highlighted some of those improvements the school board already enacted or improved safety measures. These include the installation of a better camera system for the campuses to be monitored at all times, one-way window coverings, keyless entry systems, and an identification system for staff and visitors.