Dr. Brown and IPD Chief Tyler Talk School Safety:
The Ithaca City School District is committed to collaborating with the Ithaca Police Department (IPD) and other local law enforcement agencies on issues regarding school safety.
This week, ICSD Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown and Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler met to discuss current and future safety precautions in the wake of recent acts of violence in schools.
“The largest factor of the whole thing is the buy-in, from top to bottom,” Tyler said. “The Superintendent ...
Message from Superintendent Brown Regarding District Safety Plans:
February 15, 2018
Dear Families, Students, and Staff,
In light of the terrible incident yesterday in Florida, I wish to update you on the Ithaca City School District’s continuous efforts to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff. The ICSD has a Code of Conduct and a District Safety Plan , which also contains specific Building Safety Plans. Per NYS regulations, each school is required to conduct eight evacuation drills and four lockdown (intruder/shooter, ...
Model Learning Spaces:
New student-centered classroom design being piloted in the Ithaca City School District is helping create the best environment for all children to learn.
The model learning spaces include a variety of seating options, easily movable furniture, and the ability to create classrooms that adapt to multiple student needs and preferences.
This year, Mary Beth McDaniel’s second grade students at Northeast Elementary School have six different types of seats to choose from. She’ll ...
IPEI Awards Two Connecting Classrooms Grants:
The Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) has awarded two new Connecting Classrooms Grants—for projects involving three elementary schools, impacting more than 1,000 Ithaca City School District students.
Connecting Classrooms Grants fund large-scale projects that enhance student engagement and support learning consistent with school and district goals. The grants support collaborative partnerships between teachers and staff within a school, across grade levels and/or between ...