Mount Gilead is a village located in Morrow County, Ohio, 41 miles northeast of Columbus. Mount Gilead Exempted Village School District is known for the care it provides to each of its approximately 1,200 students. As a small town community, Mount Gilead prides itself on being a very outcome-focused school district. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, that mindset factored prominently into the development of Mount Gilead’s reopening plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year.
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Roane County Schools, a rural school district in West Virginia serving approximately 1,900 students across one high school and four middle and elementary school campuses, is dedicated to providing each child with the best educational opportunities possible and supporting them academically, emotionally, physically, and socially. For Roane County Schools’ leadership, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, that mission has proven more critical than ever before.
School leaders across the nation are entrusted with maintaining a safe learning environment for students. A key concern in achieving this goal is effectively monitoring and controlling who is allowed to enter school buildings—both during and after school hours. Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) in Fortville, Indiana acknowledged the challenge of consistently managing access to its multiple facilities, and began a process to address the issue.
For Franklin County Schools, a rural Mississippi district serving over 1,500 students grades K through 12, providing a safe and secure school environment is one of the highest priorities. In light of local and national concerns for the safety of school buildings, the district determined that the best way to assure students, staff, parents, and visitors were safe and secure while at school was to deploy an access control and surveillance system that could be centrally administered.
The Challenge: Parker Ag Innovations, a seed and chemical distributor located in Emerson, Iowa, was looking to improve oversight of its warehouse operations with the addition of surveillance cameras. According to Tina Parker, owner and operator of Parker Ag, “we can see the exterior of the warehouse from our home, but all of the
The Challenge: The Fisher Public School District provides pre-K through 12 education in the community of Fisher, Minnesota. Much like school districts across the nation, Fisher’s administration is consistently challenged to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty and staff, while managing highly-constrained budgets. In early 2015, administrators recommended that the district
The Challenge: According to the “U.S. Fire Department Profile,” published by the National Fire Protection Association in April 2017, sixty-six percent of the 29,727 fire departments across the nation are classified as ‘all volunteer.’ The fire department in West Liberty, Iowa, is one such department that provides first responders to accident scenes, structure fires,
The Challenge: Bruce School District in Bruce, Wisconsin, provides K-12 education with 85 staff members to a population of some 550 students. The school district has utilized electronic door control and surveillance technology throughout its facilities for a number of years, maintaining a safe and well-supervised environment for both students and staff. Jim
The Challenge: For Franklin County Memorial Hospital, patient and staff safety and security is as important a priority as delivering top-notch medical care to its patients. Providing a secure environment in a critical facility like a hospital presents multiple challenges to administrators, such as providing accessibility, privacy and security to multiple constituents. “Ensuring that
The Challenge: Modern farming is a complex and difficult business that requires a great deal of technology for efficiency and success. According to Joe Hossle, a farm operator in Southwest Iowa, the enduring concept of farming as a way of life is off-base. “This is a business that is every bit as complicated as