Day 40 – Educators & Law Enforcement: Partnering to Serve Kids

One of the most obvious win-win community partnerships for a public school district can be its collaboration with local law enforcement. The Fishers Police Department (FPD) and Hamilton Southeastern Schools have a well-established and vibrant partnership that serves our students on many fronts. From our School Resource Officers (SROs) to the DARE program, from Text-a-Tip to trainings/simulations with teachers and students, HSE Schools and the FPD work closely to promote the safety and well being of all.

IMG_2398Wednesday night’s HSE21 Parent Meeting was a wonderful case in point! iPad Safety & Restrictions was designed for parents of students in grades five and six—students who now have iPads as learning tools for use at school and home! HSE and FPD leaders spoke with parents in attendance about social media, iPad safety, and more, looking at these topics from social, educational, and developmental vantage points.

As our global society continues to connect digitally, HSE Schools & the FPD will work together to keep families aware the best resources for learning, communicating, and collaborating, as well as those that may pose threats to the safety of children. If you missed last night’s meeting, but are interested in the content–the presentation screencast is available here:

Thanks to Lieutenant Mike Johnson (pictured), Sergeant Matt Simmonds, and HSE Educational Technologies Director Jeff Harrison for their expertise and time in presenting this material.