Abilene Assistant Chief of Police
In late 2018, the app P3 Campus was loaded onto iPads used by AHS students so when students have a concern, they can use it to anonymously report what's going on.
"Ben played an absolutely crucial role in what has been a very, very successful program," Wilkins told the board, explaining that both he and Davis had been in law enforcement for years and P3 Tips was one of the "neatest tools we've had during our time in law enforcement."
P3 Campus is the school version of P3 Tips, which allows the public to submit secure and anonymous tips to
The goal of P3 Campus is to provide high school students an avenue to report not only criminal activity, but also safety concerns with fellow students, Wilkins explained.
"This absolutely could not have been accomplished without Dr. (Ben)
At the time the app was loaded onto the AHS iPads, Smith said the idea for P3 Campus grew out of concerns expressed during an Abilene Cares meeting, a group of community organizations and citizens working together to find ways to support Abilene children and families.
The app allows students to anonymously report things they see their peers doing that make them feel unsafe, Smith said back in 2018.
The app allows two-way texting and information that can be seen by Smith, Wilkins, Davis and School Resource Officer
That way Smith or any of the officers can reply to reports made through the app.
If it's a school-related concern, Smith or Kobiskie respond. If it's not school related, Davis or Wilkins handles it if a response is needed.
While no specifics were shared during the
"We've heard great things about the app and know it's going well," Becker said.
The class will be taught by instructor
The new class will focus on film as an art form, Smith said, explaining it's not unlike evaluating painting, drawing, sculpting or music.
"Film is a pretty prolific 20th Century art form. So we wanted to take that approach to it as well," Smith explained. "It's not just sitting around watching movies. It's applying an eyeball to film."
"Many of them have statements about what's going on with culture in that day (they were released)," Browns said.
The team raises funds for the Tumaina Children's Home in
The cow which was named 'Pineapple' is expecting a calf which they will name 'Abilene,' Walter and Farr said.
This year's fundraiser will be a Donkey Basketball game scheduled for
Casteel said Donkey Basketball players must be 16 years and older to participate and must weigh less than 225 lbs. for the "safety of the donkey."
--The board heard an approximate 30-minute presentation from the
District leaders have been concerned that they are not getting the best rates from its health insurance provider.
The risk management group utilizes endorsed carriers and consultants to provide service to KASB members. KASB has partnered with the
No decision was made.
--The board examined two calendar proposals: One for the 2020-21 school year and another for the 2021-22 school year. Superintendent Brown said planning the calendar two years in advance helps administrators, especially when it comes to planning athletic and other events.
Brown asked the board to look over the calendar proposals for adoption during the March meeting.
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