BCSC to review security audit results Friday

Bartholomew Consolidated School administrators are going to be considering school security when they meet on Friday.

Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts told the school board earlier this week that a security consultant surveyed two district schools on May 25th, along with school officials, architects and others.

He said that in conversations with school staff about safety procedures, one teacher reportedly said that they were just a substitute. But the consultant continued to press for answers on what should be done during an emergency — such as an active shooter — and the sub was able to give satisfactory answers, Roberts said.

A report of security recommendations from the tours of Schmitt Elementary and Columbus North High School is expected soon, Roberts said.

School officials have also been meeting with first responders. All of that input will be reviewed by administrators on Friday during the last administrative council of the school year.

After those discussions, Roberts said that the district staff will have recommendations to present to the school board before the start of the next school year. Those recommendations will mainly be personnel related, but could also include software or physical improvements to buildings, as needed.