School safety in Hancock County
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If you’ve watched the news or have social media, you know about the recent and tragic school shootings...as a parent I am scared. Children should not be terrified to go to school and we shouldn’t be scared to send them off in the morning. There is so much to be done to prevent and stop this from happening. As a community, we can start here. This is a priority and we can make a change. I would like to present an idea at the next school board meeting about school safety. There are many options for school safety, and metal detectors and property scanners are one of my ideas. They range in price from $800-$3000 a piece, price to operate and maintain them, etc. Fine details still need to be figured out. For example, we could look at the number of Greenfield Central high students (all schools would get these) with splitting the cost of 10 walk-through metal detectors. These would be present at the front and back entrance of the school. Splitting the cost between students could be under 50$ a student. This would possibly slow down school start times, which can be extended. Adding 30 minutes to a school day would be worth it to me. You cannot put a price on a child’s life and/or safety. I think we can agree as parents this HAS TO STOP and we are willing to do extra to make this possible. For those who cannot pay the fee for these, we could as a community offer fundraisers and take dontations. WE CAN DO THIS! Again, this plan needs some revision and details hashed out. However, to present this at the meeting we need to submit something in writing 7 calendar days before, to be able to speak. I am starting this petition to gain support in numbers from our community. Please stand with us as parents who want school to be a safe place.
Our hearts go out to ALL the victims, families, police, faculty involved in any of these tragic events. We stand with you! #MakeAChange
Edited to add: The next school board meeting is June 11 @ 7 pm. PLEASE ATTEND! We still need parents from New Pal, Eastern and Mt. Vernon to get involved for their schools as well!
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