March 12 - School Safety & Facilities Planning
On Monday, March 12, the Tipp City Schools held a second evening meeting for community engagement on both facilities planning as it evaluates plans to address the continued facility needs for grades K-8 and current topics in school safety. Superintendent Dr. Gretta Kumpf presented a brief presentation on current school district safety measures as well as those under consdieration. Jim Sagona, Network Administrator and Technology Integrator, shared an update on SafeSchools, a district-wide tip line for reporting bullying, safety, and other concerns. Gary Pfister, the district's director of services who oversees facilities and maintenance, presented some feedback from the February 20th session and followed up with answers to more questions that were rasied in that session with respect to possible investments that could be put into LT Ball Intermediate School and Tipecanoe Middle School to extend their lifespan while not creating any additonal costs to taxpayers.
The evening then broke out into small group table discussions to discuss school safety concerns and to seek additional community feedback on the future of the Tipp City Schools facilities. Each table reported back a brief summary of their discussion and the administration collected table reports of feedback that are being compiled and will be shared here on the district website.
The district administration and board members were again encouraged by and thankful for the number of communtiy members who took the time to come out and share their feedback. The event was productive and informative, and the school district looks forward to continued feedback sessions on this important topic. The next community meeting is scheduled for April 19th.