Here is an update from the last Board of Ed meeting regarding security changes in Rye Schools in the wake of the Newtown massacre. What do you think? Leave a comment below.
"Dr. Alvarez noted that the district has already taken some measures and provided three specific recommendations to the Board:
1. Creating advocacy through support of the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents' Call for Action. The Board approved a resolution requesting legislation reform with regard to a ban on assault weapons and increasing acess to mental health care services for schools.
2. Increasing security at the elementary school level. The Board approved a contract amendment increase with NJB Security Services, Inc. Security guards are already placed at the MS/HS and will now be added at the elementary level.
3. Hiring a consulting firm to work with the district in re-examining the current plan to see what can/should be done differently and to evaluate drills and work with staff. The Board approved a proposal for emergency management planning consulting services from Stonegate Associates."