The data below has been provided by the Noblesville Schools Administration as the individual funding items and approximate amounts that support the Noblesville Schools Referendum (Tax Increase) for School Safety request.  While it would be nice and more helpful in consideration to know a greater breakdown for the items within each category, this is certainly more specific and detailed than previous versions.

Break down of costs:

Mental Health – $1,566,813

Mental Health Staff and Initiatives

  • Screenings for students for suicide, anger, trauma, etc.
  • One district mental health coordinator
  • Ten social workers
  • Staff for alternative education program: one director, one social worker, two teachers, school resource officer
  • Two deans for middle schools
  • Three teachers for English language learners
  • Two additional elementary school counselors
  • Mentoring program

Safety – $1,745,688

Safety Staff & Equipment

  • Eight additional school resource officers to cover every school (50% of funding, City of Noblesville will cover other 50%)
  • Funding for additional/overtime school resource officer staffing to cover security for approximately 10,000 evening/weekend/large events a year.
  • One full time district safety director
  • One AV/camera technician to manage security camera surveillance
  • Enhanced communication technology system
  • Specially trained gun detection dogs for each school
  • Enhanced video systems on 100+ buses
  • Increased bus security and bus driver professional development for 100+ buses/drivers
  • Door barricading products for 1,500 classrooms and offices
  • Increased facility lockdown tools for 10 schools
  • Additional security camera equipment for 10 schools

Staff Salaries – $2,937,500  

Retaining and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers & Staff

  • Strong teachers are the most important factor in academic success & student connections
  • Goal is to provide salaries that are competitive with other area districts so we can recruit and retain top-quality teaching staff
  • Teachers are leaving Noblesville because of salary
  • In some cases, Noblesville teachers are earning $10,000 less than comparable teachers in neighboring districts
  • Additional staff for middle/high school due to large class sizes and facility capacity