The Lakeland School District looks to hire more armed guards to their schools after their successful first year with a guard placed at Athol Elementary School.
Individual schools and districts are always seeking ways to increase their security posture while not losing what makes them uniquely qualified, as educational institutions, to create an environment where learning is invoked through programs, curriculum, and even the design and architecture itself.
Legislators have introduced a bill in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would adjust the maximum ratio of students to school nurses and establish minimum staffing requirements for other positions, such as counselors and social workers.
The Tupelo Public School District is collaborating with the Tupelo Police Department to increase the number of school resource officers on its campuses.
Cumberland County Schools has initiated a number of security measures in the last few years, according to Bruce Morrison, the school system’s director of safety and security.
Robinson School Corporation is adding a second school resource officer to patrol its schools.
Lebanon City Schools and local law enforcement have collaborated to acquire a drug-sniffing police dog to patrol schools.
The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office has placed two more school resource officers in Hardin County Schools, bringing the district’s total school resource officers to eight.
Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation is creating its own police department, which will supplement the school resource officers already in place.
The Lower Merion School District is hiring security guards for its schools. The guards will monitor security cameras and handle visitor management at school entrances.