The school safety committee met multiple times during the first semester to discuss ideas for improving the security and safety of the school. Every faculty member completed a school safety assessment survey. The results were then submitted to the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). The NDE sent out a consultant who examined the building and interviewed students and faculty. His report was shared with the school board in October and with the community during the October parent meeting. One suggestion from the audit and from the school safety committee was to install a public announcement (PA) system in all of the classrooms, hallways, and in several spots outside of the building. This measure will allow clear and immediate communication throughout the entire building and grounds in an emergency situation. The school board approved the bid from Applied Connective Technologies of Albion for the PA installation. Representatives from Applied Connective Technologies began the installation on December 19 with project completion projected to be prior to the start of the second semester.