The Operations Division is committed to providing a clean, safe, attractive and accessible environment for our staff, students and visitors; providing healthy, nutritious, and tastefully prepared meals at all times; earning the respect of all individuals by maintaining a knowledgeable, responsive, well-trained and accountable workforce that discharges their duties and responsibilities with evidence of fairness, tolerance and equality; providing training, guidance and consulting services to staff throughout campus in order to ensure consistency and fairness; and providing timely, accurate services from the payroll and business office in order to ensure seamless services are provided.


It is the mission of Operations Division at the Indiana School for the Deaf to provide operational support and personnel service to the students, staff, families and the I.S.D. community to ensure resources exist in which our students can achieve academic and social excellence in a Bilingual environment.


The Operations Division is strongly committed to providing the support services necessary for the smooth operations beneficial to our staff and students. The Operations Division recognizes that continuity is needed campus wide. Our Division respects the importance of providing for the safety, security and education of the young minds placed in our care.

Business Office

The Business Office department is responsible for budget, purchasing, fixed assets, accounts payable, and accounting for the Indiana School for the Deaf. Our average annual operational budget is approximately 16 million dollars to support our school (salaries, benefits, utilities, services, supplies, equipment, and travel). We strive to provide the best support to our school, students, staff, and vendors.

Business Office Contact: business@isd.k12.in.us

Staff Members
Physical Plant

The Physical Plant Director for Indiana School for the Deaf oversees Maintenance Crew, Grounds Crew, and Steam Plant Operators. Physical Plant staff are responsible for all 21 buildings on campus, 80 acres of grounds, and 20 State vehicles. Indiana School for the Deaf has 4 multi-purpose buses, and one of these buses is wheelchair accessible. The multi-purpose buses are driven by residential staff and others to transport students to activities and events.

Contact: Darwyn Whiteside - dwhiteside@isd.k12.in.us

Campus Safety

The Indiana School for the Deaf Campus Police Department became a State certified Police Department in 1976. Since the start of the Campus Police Department, all of the officers have had to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. The Academy is 16 weeks long and is the same academy that the Indiana State Police and all police officers attend. ISD's Campus Police provide safety and police services to the Indiana School for the Deaf community 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Campus Police provide security for all of the 21 buildings, 80 Acres, 340 plus students, and 250 plus employees on campus.


To safeguard freedom by preserving life and property, protecting the constitutional rights of individuals, maintaining order and encouraging respect for the rule of law by the proper enforcement thereof.

To earn the respect of all individuals by maintaining a knowledgeable, responsive, well-trained and accountable work force that discharges their duties and responsibilities with evidence of fairness, tolerance and equality.


The Indiana School for the Deaf strives to be the premier comprehensive center providing education, services and resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, their families, and educational partners.


To provide full police service to the public by upholding the Constitution of the United States and the State of Indiana. By effectively and indiscriminately enforcing the law; by rendering assistance to the public whenever and wherever necessary; by cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the reduction of unlawful activity; by furnishing assistance and information within Office guidelines to other governmental and civic bodies; and, within limits of available resources, by responding to all requests for police service in the most professional manner.