South Central Calhoun looks at its security

ROCKWELL CITY – In the months leading up to its consolidation, the South Central Calhoun Community School District is taking a look at its security policies and procedures to see if any changes need to be made.

Though nothing specific has been planned at this point, Superintendent Jeff Kruse said the school is exploring what, if anything, they can do to help make the buildings safer.

“We’re in the exploration point,” he said. “We’ve had a couple companies come out and talk to us about options we might consider.”

Kruse said the process began earlier in 2014.

“We had our insurance company come out and do a walkabout of all our buildings,” Kruse said. “What we’re trying to do is evaluate access to our buildings and how our buildings might be made more secure.”

He added that there was no event that prompted this security evaluation.

“There was not a specific situation,” he said. “We’re just trying to make sure our buildings are safe for our students and staff. That’s the impetus of what we’re going to do.”

Kruse said that it’s very important to make sure the buildings are safe for everyone while school is in session.

“I think security is important anywhere in the community,” he said. “We’re looking at how we reflect the needs of society to make sure the students are safe, the adults are safe, and the buildings are a great place for students and staff to come and teach and learn.”