Marshall County School Safety Commission Discussed at Commissioners Meeting

Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery discussed the County School Safety Commission with the commissioners Tuesday morning.

The County School Safety Commission is required in order for schools to apply for the secured school safety grant from the state.

“Right now, we’re trying to figure out the direction that needs to be established for that group to come together,” explained Avery. “The school with an average daily membership of at least 1,000 can apply for up to $50,000 and those with less than 1,000 can apply for up to $35,000.”

Once that group is established, then the school corporation with the highest average daily membership would host the meeting of the County School Safety Commission.

Several county office holders are encouraged to be on this committee including the judge of the juvenile court having juvenile jurisdiction in the county or an appointee, the sheriff, the chief officer of every other police department of the county, a representative of the juvenile probation system, a representative of community services that work with children, a representative of an Indiana State Police District that serves the county, and more.

If you have more questions or feel you may qualify to be an appointee for the Marshall County School Safety Commission, call EMA Director Clyde Avery at (574) 936-3740