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Marion City School District

2017-18 School Safety Steps

The Marion City School District has accomplished numerous steps related to school safety this school year. Here are the steps we have taken to keep students, staff and visitors safe.



Joined county-wide multi-agency safety team

A.L.I.C.E. staff training

Independent third-party commissioned safety audit

Tabletop safety exercise

Fifth-grade Safety City

Additional police patrolling

Open forums for community

Parent education forum

Established safety committee

New visitor management system

Staff/visitor ID badges required


Purchased MARCS radio for communication with safety forces

Updated cameras

Reinforcing "See Something, Say Something" safety slogan

Aligned Board of Education policies on safety

Mental health counselor in each building

Improved lighting in parking lots

Test of one-call system

Updated Emergency Operations Plan found exemplary by state

School board investigating permanent improvement levy for safety