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Leechburg Area School District to look into enhancing building security

By George Guido
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.

 

 
 


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