“I think it’s an added layer of safety and security that helps the students and parents feel more secure about where they’re sending their kids to school,” said Dr. Jerry Pyron, Principal of McNairy Central High School.
West Monroe High School is adding a permanent office to its campus for the West Monroe Police Department.
The Virginia state government has allotted the money to 33 mostly rural municipalities throughout Virginia, to fund the hiring of security staff.
Before school began in mid-August, the new security aides trained with a student resource officer on protocols and expectations for working on campus. Next month, the security aides will undergo active shooter training led by the Twin Falls Police Department.
In areas with no local police coverage, state police troopers will be required to stop by campuses once per shift, a total of three times a day.
The current security staff cannot arrest and transport people to the Macon County Jail and does not have crisis situation training. Richland officials hope that the Public Safety Department will strengthen the school’s ability to handle on-campus situations.
Armed DPS troopers are now on-site at the campus multiple times a day, getting to know the school’s layout, students and staff, according to TSD Superintendent Claire Bugen.
NASRO has created recommended national standards and best practices for school resource officer (SRO) programs
Lake Travis ISD schools will see more troopers on campus this year.
Palisades Park schools suspends security program and calls for investigation into the hiring of security guards.