NORWAY, Mich. (WZMQ) – In a groundbreaking move to enhance safety measures in the community, the Norway-Vulcan School District has announced the addition of a full-time safety officer. The decision comes as a result of a generous three-year state grant and the unwavering support of the Norway City Mayor, Candy Brew.
Recognizing the importance of prioritizing the safety and well-being of the students, the Norway City Mayor has taken the initiative to share the remaining cost to bring the officer on staff full-time at the school. Mayor Brew firmly believes that this investment will greatly benefit the entire community, as she personally understands that the school serves as the heartbeat of the city.
In an interview, Mayor Brew expressed her satisfaction with the overwhelming positive feedback received from both students and parents. She also noted that, given the current circumstances, there has been an increase in support and excitement from the community regarding the addition of a resource officer.
“I’ve got great comments from kids, I’ve got great comments from parents, and especially with this going on now, I am getting a lot of feedback from parents and other people in the community that are really excited for us to have a resource officer,” Mayor Brew stated.
The announcement has been met with enthusiasm and joy by both the Norway Police Chief and the School Superintendent. They share the sentiment that the new addition will significantly contribute to the overall safety and security of the school.
With the implementation of this new position, the Norway-Vulcan School District sets a remarkable example for other educational institutions to prioritize the safety of their students. The proactive approach taken by the school, with the support of the state grant and the Norway City Mayor, showcases a strong commitment to fostering a secure learning environment for the students.