Five years after a tragedy at Marshall County High School, the efforts to increase safety continue to be a top priority for the Marshall County Board of Education. In April, the board approved the purchase of six new weapons detections systems for its schools.
The Kentucky Center for School Safety, in collaboration with the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers, has designated three school districts as a Kentucky SRO Promising Program.
The event is free of charge and open to law enforcement, school administrators and school personnel. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
School resources officers (SROs) across Kentucky play a critical role in keeping schools and students safe. But their role is a unique and dynamic one, of law enforcement and security while building relationships with the students they help protect.
The Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) Advisory Board discussed updates to campus facilities and additional security measures being put in place during its in-person meeting July 12.
A week following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, students on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) discussed some policy suggestions for school safety at their May 31st meeting.
Like many of you, I am heartbroken and angered over the tragedy that took place in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25. As is the case in many of your communities, students and staff at Robb Elementary were celebrating the end of this school year, looking ahead to the summer and imagining what the next year of school might bring. In a flurry of senseless violence, all of this was taken away.
Two Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) school resource officers (SROs) have been selected by the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) to receive awards for their exemplary service.
While there is no single school safety measure that will ever completely eliminate the threat of harm in our schools, as a dad and the husband of a high school educator, I am comforted in knowing there is a well-trained, experienced SRO who is ready and willing to meet danger at the school door if need be.