At Red Clay Consolidated School District, the safety and security of our students and staff are our top priorities. We understand that creating a safe and conducive learning environment is essential for academic success. As part of the upcoming Referendum, a portion of the funds will be allocated to enhance safety and security measures across our schools.

    What Safety & Security Upgrades Will Be Implemented?

    Access Control: With the support of our community, Red Clay has installed access control and improved key systems. These systems need to be maintained.

    Security Staffing: Additional resources will be dedicated to hiring and training three additional constables who will provide a visible and reassuring presence on our campuses. State security funding has supported SROs and constables in our secondary schools. The referendum funds will allow us to add three constables to support our elementary school students.

    Safety Infrastructure Improvements: We will make critical infrastructure improvements to enhance the physical safety of our school buildings. This may include reinforced doors and windows, improved lighting, and other safety-related enhancements.

    Communication Upgrades: Investments will be made in communication technology to support rapid communication emergencies. This includes emergency notification systems, and secure two-way communication devices which are critical to keep our students and staff safe.

    Mental Health and Counseling Services: Part of our safety and security efforts also involves providing support for the mental well-being of our students. We are fortunate that the state of Delaware has funded additional units for mental health workers. These workers come with a local price tag and operating funds are used to support these vital resources. 

    Why Are These Upgrades Important?

    Ensuring the safety of our students and staff is not just a responsibility; it's our commitment. Referendum dollars ensure that we can continue and expand these vital components necessary for everyone to feel safe, supported, and able to focus on their education.

    Your Support Matters

    Your support for the Referendum directly contributes to these essential safety and security upgrades. By voting in favor of the Referendum, you are helping us invest in the safety and well-being of our school community.

    We believe that a safe and secure learning environment is fundamental to the success of our students and the overall success of our schools. Together, we can continue to provide a safe and nurturing environment where our students can thrive.