|Posted on 2/27/2018 8:40:00 AM.|
|(Seguin) -- School safety and security is expected to be among the things to be reviewed during tonight's meeting of the Seguin ISD Board of Trustees. In light of recent school shooting incidents occurring across the country, district officials say the "current and planned safety and security measures of the district" need to be communicated." Trustees will get to hear the school safety and security report for the district.|
District officials say "security planning and implementation are critical to keep students and faculty safe in educational facilities."
In addition to hearing the report, trustees are also slated to take action on a security item. Trustees will decide on whether or not to approve an engineer design services contract for the construction of security vestibules at Jim Barnes and A.J. Briesemeister Middle Schools.
Security vestibules are said provide additional protection by adding a secured space prior to entering a building. Vestibules are secured spaces with two of more sets of doors and an office sign-in area. Once a visitor has signed in and been identified as an authorized visitor, the doors from the sign-in area to the school are electronically unlocked. Currently, the high school and all elementary schools have these added security measures.
In addition to the added security of knowing who is visiting the school, the vestibule also serves as a single point of entrance for students who are late to school or coming from an appointment. That entrance is described as critical so that all other doors remains locked throughout the campus.
School board members tonight will also learn more about the strategies being implemented by the district to keep students safe while on school buses.
Trustees will learn more about the new transportation program called Zonar. District officials say Zonar has been developed to ensure passenger safety by knowing the location of the bus, who is on it, where and when a student entered or exited the bus.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in the Seguin ISD Oak Park Mall. Prior to the meeting, trustees will meet at 6 p.m. for a special board workshop. The workshop will discuss the budget development flow chart and the preliminary budget calendar for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.