Indiana Department of Ed to Increase Safety Efforts

By Andrew Pillow

Glenda Ritz has announced plans to increase safety in Indiana schools. Some of the plans were in the process of being implemented already, and others are plans that will be proposed at the next legislative session.

The plans include:

  • Getting schools to the point where they can perform regular background checks
  • Better training to spot signs of problems
  • Focusing on Indiana’s School Safety Academy program
  • Making sure educators who have been convicted of crimes have their licenses revoked faster

This announcement comes on the heels of an Indianapolis Public School scandal where it was alleged that school officials mishandled sexual abuse allegations.

 

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.