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Safety & Security


Penn-Harris-Madison is absolutely committed to maintaining safe schools. 

Maintaining safe schools is fundamental to the district’s learning mission and it is a paramount responsibility to the parents who entrust their children to us.


Our efforts are guided by the P-H-M SAFETY MISSION STATEMENT: 

Penn-Harris-Madison has developed effective school safety plans and crisis management plans. We will utilize an ongoing process to update district-wide safety plans that includes in-service training, crisis preparation, a district safety committee and student/parent participation. Through research, planning, implementation and follow-up, and a coordinated effort among students, parents, educators and community members, P-H-M will continue to have safe schools that support student learning.



Photo of Mike Seger the  Director of Safety and Student Services


Mike Seger serves as P-H-M’s Director of Safety and Student Services  

 Seger is recognized as a national expert in the field of school safety.  He works closely with the entire community—district administration and staff, parents and students, emergency responders and community partners—to put in place the practices, technology, and building design that help to make P-H-M schools among the safest in the nation. 

 If you have questions about school safety contact Director of Safety and Student Services Mike Seger at (574) 258-9551. 



Penn-Harris-Madison has been recognized as a local, regional, and national leader in school safety initiatives, including:   

  • Indiana State Suicide and Prevention Council
  • Educational Interiors Showcase: Three Layer Security Design
  • GOV 30 Award
  • Security Today Cover Story
  • Honeywell Users Group Advisor

Learn more on our Safety Awards and Publications page!



If you see something, say something! The Safe School Helpline is a convenient, confidential way for anyone to report information about situations that might affect safety at any P-H-M school or building. You can call the number any time of the day or night to report concerns about unsafe or potentially disruptive activities or situations including drug or alcohol abuse, weapons, harassment, bullying or threats. All calls are completely confidential.  

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Bus Transportation Safety

  • Getting to School Safely  This 12 minute video provides a Top Ten list of driving hazards that parents and students should be aware of during drop off/pickup times

  • Bus Transportation Safety This brochure published by P-H-M includes specific guidelines all our bus riders should know about

Internet Safety and Social Media 

Student Behavior and Bullying Prevention

​Drug Use & Addiction

Links to Other Safety Sites






Zika virus is transmitted primarily through the bite of infected Aedes species mosquitoes. Zika virus is not transmitted directly from one person to another through casual contact. There is no evidence that risk for transmission on school properties will be higher than in other areas of the local community. 


If suspected or confirmed Zika virus infection occurs in a student or staff member, schools should continue to prioritize strategies to prevent mosquito bites on school grounds, to prevent further transmission through infected mosquitoes. Because Zika virus is not transmitted from person to person by casual contact, it is not necessary to issue a schoolwide notification, and students or staff members with travel-related Zika virus exposure or confirmed Zika virus infection do not need to be removed from school. Isolation of persons with Zika virus disease or quarantine of exposed persons is neither recommended nor appropriate. Schools should maintain privacy and nondiscrimination protections for all students and employees. In the case of local Zika virus transmission, it is not necessary to cancel school-related activities. For most children and adults, Zika virus infection will not cause symptoms or will only cause mild symptoms. 





P-H-M partners with private, commercial, and governmental agencies to bring training opportunities to its staff and others in the region.