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RISD School Board retreat addresses safety, security

February 28, 2013 • Local News

In the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, the RISD School Board’s annual retreat held at Bitter Lake, Thursday, placed school safety and security as top priority. Director of Support Services Joe Baca gave an assessment of the district’s present security. Measures discussed by the board included everything from possible new construction to personnel procedures. Another priority was consistency among schools.

The proposed safety plan would cover potential security matters and other risks to health, such as electrical safety, and mold and asbestos abatement.

Board members asked if changing the locks throughout the school district might be needed. Baca said that new locks would not be necessary, but emphasized that they must be used. He said when security checks Login to read more

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