Attendees will be required to pass through a metal detector, as well as being subject to searches. Ray Azar, Director of Student Services for Vigo Corporation, says the recent security enhancements are being administered to make the attendees feel more secure.
“We want the public to feel more at ease in coming to a public meeting that they’re going to be safe. We want our school board members to feel safe, and we want out staff members to come to our meetings to feel that we are doing everything possible to improve and increase the safety of everyone,” said Azar.
Jill Shed, Vice president of the Bartholomew Consolidated School District, says she believes her community already feels safe.
“I believe that our community feels secure and confident about the atmosphere and the level of confidence in people’s collaboration and willing to work with us,” said Shed.
For those interested in attending Vigo County school board meetings, school officials advise attendees to arrive early due to the extra security measures.