Floyd BOE gets school safety update Tuesday

March 14, 2018--10:08 a.m.

Staff reports

The Floyd County Board of Education got an update on school safety during a called meeting Tuesday morning.

According to Dr. Glenn White, Director of Student Services told the board that the plan to place an additional officer in each school zone was implemented last week.

“Each day we’re having off-duty policemen in the school district in addition to our School Resource Officers,” he said. “Now those policemen are alternating so we are not getting the same one every day, but some of them will repeat over time. We are also completing all of our safety drills that we had started and the door magnets I ordered three weeks ago, we are supposed to get today. So, we are working on those things.”

Meanwhile, Lenora McEntire with the school system told board members there are plans to work with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office on a tip line.

“It’s geared more towards teens but anyone can text in with an anonymous tip,” she said. “What the Sheriff’s Office is allowing us to do is work with their C.H.A.M.P.S. Deputy Anna Banks to market this text tip line the way that we need to for students to grasp it and run with it.”

McEntire added that school security audit will begin today where they will see what’s already in place and what needs to be added to make schools safer.