#schoolsafety | In Wake of School Violence, Realtor Jason Rose Champions Carmel’s School Safety Referendum

Learning more about the proposed initiative — and getting out to vote — is an important role of being a vested member of the community. Since we live in the ‘City of Champions’ we all need to take ownership and win the fight for school safety.

Working to create strong, safe communities is a mission for Jason Rose — as a lifelong Carmel resident, real estate agent with Rose Realty/Century 21 Scheetz, and Vice President of the Carmel Middle School Parent Teacher Organization. Most recently, Rose has focused his energy on passing a school safety referendum and educating his community neighbors about the need for the new policy.

“We are encouraging our neighbors to vote in support of this referendum in order to allow the much-needed safety and mental health improvements to our district,” said Rose, who has been a vocal proponent of the proposal. “If passed, the referendum will increase safety in our schools and help prevent violence from happening in our community.”

Rose became concerned with school safety after the Columbine and Sandy Hook tragedies. When two students and one teacher were injured by a gunman at nearby Noblesville West Middle School in May 2018 it hit “close to home” as he has family who attended the school. In the wake of the shooting, the Carmel Clay School Board of Trustees passed a resolution to place a school safety referendum on the ballot for the election on November 5, 2019.

The referendum will accomplish three main goals, according to the Carmel Clay Schools’ website:


  • Place at least one highly-trained school resource officer at each school;
  • Increase the number of social workers and partner with local mental health providers to have therapists available in every school; and
  • Provide students, staff, and community members with ongoing training to improve safety and reduce violence.

Rose is hosting a community information meeting centered around school safety and the referendum at the office of Rose Realty/Century 21 Scheetz, located at 270 East Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN, on October 24th at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Beresford, the Superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools, will present information on the referendum and have an open forum at that time. The event is free and open to the public.

“Learning more about the proposed initiative — and getting out to vote — is an important role of being a vested member of the community. Since we live in the ‘City of Champions’ we all need to take ownership and win the fight for school safety,” concluded Rose.

About Jason Rose, Century 21 Scheetz

Jason Rose works with both buyers and sellers. He is a Century 21 Master’s Award winner, President’s Award F.C. Tucker recipient, Five Star award winner, and Graduate of Real Estate Academy of Leadership (MIBOR) 2013. His family has been in the real estate industry since the early 1950s. His wife Kim is the office manager and marketing director for the Rose Realty Team. For more information, please call (317) 339-2229, or visit http://www.CarmelHomePage.com.

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