District considering changes in response to Newtown school shooting | News
SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) - Sylvania City Schools is considering making changes to its security policy after the school shooting that killed 20 students and 6 adult staff members in Newtown, Connecticut late last year.
“It has brought a greater urgency and made us focus even more on what can we do better? And how do we do that in the most efficient way and still have students have the great experience in a positive environment,” said Sylvania City Schools Assistant Superintendent Scott Nelson.
District leaders say a Safety and Security Committee now meets weekly. That is in addition to the more than 25 parents, police and fire personnel who gather once a month to discuss school safety.
“We meet to try to answer those questions in terms of what we should be doing to make sure that all of our kids and staff are secure,” said Nelson.
Nelson says the committee is considering taking a number of steps, from changes to building plans and procedures to safe rooms.
The district has already taken some steps, though. Administrators will undergo ALICE training, which stands for Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate, this Thursday and Friday. Parents will meet for training on school safety on March 21.
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