Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

January 27, 2014

Goshen school board to boost security

GOSHEN —  A $50,000 matching grant awarded by the state was accepted by the Goshen School Board Monday night. The money will be used to purchase and install security cameras in all of the schools.

Assistant Superintendent Bob Evans said cameras with phones will be placed at the entrances and there will also be security cameras inside the school that are networked. This will allow the Goshen police to have access to the monitors remotely.

A security team is being developed corporation wide. Evans said five principals and assistant principals have already undergone training as school safety specialists. Two more will need to be sent by the end of the year.

A meeting between administrators on safety is set for this week.

Goshen will need to match the $50,000 Indiana Secured School Safety Grant.

Business Manager Jerry Hawkins said the money will need to come from the common school fund or the capital projects fund.

In other matters, board members learned from Superintendent Diane Woodworth that Technical Review Committee has narrowed down its search for construction/architecture firms for the school construction project.

Seven firms were being looked at, and the committee narrowed it down to three: Hagerman Group of Fort Wayne; Ancon Construction of Goshen and Barton Coe Vilamaa of Fort Wayne; and Weigand Construction and Moake Park Group of Fort Wayne.

Sheila Selman

Sent from my iPad

1
Text Only
Local News
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

Goshen City Council member Dixie Robinson is asking residents to make an effort to clean up their yards this spring. The city’s Dial-A-Truck program is available to haul trash away. Do you think there are more unsightly properties in Goshen this year than five years ago?

Yes, I have noticed more problem properties
No, I have not noticed more problems
I think the problems are about the same as always
     View Results
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge