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Safety First

Superintendent Kirk Koennecke

At the Indian Hill School District, the safety and security of our students and our staff are of paramount importance to our Board of Education, our administrative team, and our community. Safety and security are so important to the residents of this District, when our District Facilities Steering Committee set their mission and vision for the facilities assessment process, safety and security ranked No. 1 under the committee’s considerations. During that process, the committee assessed each building for safety and security. 

It is important for you to know that the Facilities Steering Committee, in their recommendation to the Board of Education during the October 2019 meeting, did communicate that as a minimum level of improvement, all buildings needed safety enhancements. Over the years, the District has made adjustments to enhance safety features to keep up with current best practice. However, recommendations from the Facilities Steering Committee, in recognizing that further structural enhancements are needed, exceeds the financial constraints of the District’s current budget. You can view the committee’s executive summary submitted to the Board of Education here. (This information is accessible on the District website: indianhillschools.org > About > Facilities Assessment.) Beyond that facilities assessment process, and as a result of that process, our District also worked with safety experts from the Hamilton County Educational Services Center (ESC) to see how we can make improvements to existing structures. That audit is ongoing throughout the District, and has helped us to implement best practices within our current set up.

We routinely evaluate our safety procedures, and our District is fortunate to have many partners that strive to help us ensure the safety and security of our students, including our close relationship with the Indian Hill Rangers, who are located within the center of the four buildings that comprise our District. Should you have any questions about safety and security, I encourage you to reach out to your building leader, or to me directly. We appreciate your continued support of our District. 
In service to our children,
Kirk Koennecke
Posted February 13, 2020