Leechburg Area School District to look into enhancing building security
By George Guido
Published: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, 1:01 a.m.
Leechburg Area School District officials have decided to look into enhancing building security.
The school board voted 8-0 on Wednesday night to have administrators investigate school safety measures that might include hiring a resources officer. Board member Neill Brady was absent.
No deadline was given for the study to be completed.
Board Vice President Jean Stull said the ARIN Intermediate Unit, serving Armstrong and Indiana county school districts, is looking into a common method for member school districts to have a unified command structure to handle school emergencies and disasters.
One of the goals would be to have districts handle emergencies consistently.
“It's something that's coming down the pike,” Stull said. “Districts would be able to assist each other.”
Cyber school lauded
Secondary Principal Matthew Kruluts said the district has saved about $144,000 this year by educating cyber school students in house, rather than farming out of the district for cyber education services.
In-house costs are about $3,000 per school year, while sending students outside the district costs about $10,000 per student, per year.
There are 10 cyber students at Leechburg this year.
George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- New Kensington-Arnold lays groundwork for consolidation
- Apollo proposes wide-ranging ordinance on rental properties
- 2 serious in New Ken stabbings
- Mogie’s in Lower Burrell subject of hearing by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for noise
- Peregrine falcons hang around Tarentum Bridge
- Leechburg adds 2 part-time police officers
- Agreement nears on Springdale police chief’s duties
- Cheswick fire truck to arrive in June
- Butler County Commissioners OK display of ‘In God We Trust’ in meeting room
- Oakmont council OKs Speedway project
- A-K Valley students offer Franklin Regional ‘strong’ support