Since the massacre of 20 pupils and six educators in Newtown, Ct., Green Schools Superintendent Michael Nutter said school security has been on everyone’s minds and assured residents direct security continues to be upgraded.
“We do a lot as far as safety and we will continue to do that,” Nutter said in explaining the district has spent $500,000 in permanent improvement funds since 2010 to make safety a major priority throughout the Green Schools.
He said that during the holiday break, Operations Director Wendall Jackson, administrators and security specialists have revisited the district’s security plans and are going forward with the addition of more safety measures to make the schools safer wherever possible.
Mark Herdlick, the board’s new vice president, lauded efforts to improve school security by looking for new ways to make the system even better.
Member Bob Campbell thanked administrators “for all they do to make our schools as safe as possible.”
During the regular meeting, the board approved the following dates for the board’s Monday monthly meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. The dates, which are subject to change depending on availability of members, are: Feb. 4, March 18, April 22, May 20, June 24, July 15, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 16 and Jan. 6, 2014.