Tuesday afternoon, members of the Jackson Township Safe School Committee completed a safety survey of the elementary school.
Every school in the Clay Community Schools corporation will fill out the assessment, as well as a walk through of each building, as part of a statewide program.
Principal Jeff Fritz completed the required checklist before the meeting, and any problems that were found were discussed.
The checklist consists of items such as signage for visitors, internal school communications, emergency evacuation plans, and lockdown procedures.
Jackson Township Elementary has already run a lockdown drill this school year, as last year the school was locked down for a short period due to an issue with a non-custodial parent.
After the committee reviewed the assessment, the group was lead around the building for a visual inspection.
The boiler room, playground, cafeteria, and gym were all checked for possible security issues.
During the walk through, CCS Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger demonstrated current safety features already in place.
The program was established to help schools fund safety initiatives, like employee training and after-school programs.
The elementary school has already put into action new safety precautions.
Recently, a rope with a sign asking visitors to sign in at the office was placed at the front door of the building.
School Secretary Georgette English immediately noticed the impact; 209 visitors signed in the first day.
"I think we're in very good shape here. I think constant review of things like we're doing today and the holes that we need to fix, and we saw a few we can address … I feel like we're in as good of shape as we can be," Fritz said.
The Jackson Township Safe School Committee is composed of school administrators, staff, teachers, corporation officials, and local safety officials.
The committee has regularly scheduled in-service, as well as shares information with the rest of the staff through faculty meetings.
Wednesday, Northview High School will go through the same survey with its committee, and the rest of the schools will complete the survey before Oct. 2.
The corporation's committee hopes to present the results of all of the surveys to the school board at the Oct. 11 meeting.