Having a good connection with the police department, the fire department, any emergency personnel is ultimately the best you can do, she said.
"We've strengthened our relationship with them," Kaiser said. "We have to rely most heavily on them. They know our schools better than ever now."
The project in its entirety will cost $1,295,000. State aid will pay for $958,300, while $336,700 will come from EXCEL aid.
"There is no local cost for this referendum," Kaiser said. "It will not affect tax rate."
A public hearing is set for 8 p.m. on March 12 at Eagle Hill Middle School. The project will be presented to the board of education and public comments will be addressed. The district is seeking approval from the board to go forward with the referendum on Tuesday, May 15.