St. Peter’s School is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Mansfield Police Department to provide an officer who will be present on school grounds at different times of the day throughout the week. Over the past several years, this has been one of the biggest requests by parents to help provide an added layer of security. Through the years, the safety of students and staff has been a top priority with our administrators and Safety and Security Committee.
The limited funds for this additional security were made available through the Federal budget this year via Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act, a catchall grant that schools can use for broad purposes under the umbrella of providing “safe, healthy learning environments for students.” This $1.1 billion program was passed by Congress earlier this year. Going forward, we hope to expand this program as funding is made available.