Noblesville Schools Superintendent Dr. Beth Niedermeyer presented the annual State of the Schools address at the recent Noblesville Chamber of Commerce luncheon, covering a wide range of topics ranging from how the district is spending referendum funds to upcoming construction plans.
Regarding referendum safety spending, Niedermeyer reported that the district has implemented approximately 40 different safety measures in the last 18 months, including hiring a new full-time safety director and tripling the number of Noblesville Police Department officers in schools through a collaboration with the City of Noblesville. A video explaining the district’s new gun-sniffing safety dogs was also shared. Click here to learn more: https://www.noblesvilleschools.org/cms/lib/IN01906676/Centricity/Domain/4/Safety%20MH%20Update%20October%202019.pdf
Noblesville Schools’ new mental health and counseling leaders showcased the district’s new team of social workers for each school, increased counseling staff, and a student climate survey as examples of just some of the 20 mental health initiatives the district has recently adopted. They also touched on a new mental health partnership with Community Health and demonstrated social emotional techniques used in classrooms with students. Click here to read the breakdown: https://www.noblesvilleschools.org/cms/lib/IN01906676/Centricity/Domain/4/Safety%20MH%20Update%20October%202019.pdf
Finally, Dr. Niedermeyer reported a summary of the district’s diversity work including leadership trainings, curriculum reviews, changes in recruiting practices, school diversity teams and student ambassadors. Click here to learn more and find recommended books, Tip Sheets, and Ted Talks: https://www.noblesvilleschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=8283