| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Mt. Pleasant District to hire 2 police officers to bolster school safety

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By Rachel Basinger
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, 1:41 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Area School Board plans to hire two police officers as part of recent efforts to begin a district police force.

During the board's meeting on Monday, President Robert Gumbita said the board will have information on possible officers next week.

“I think everyone will be very happy with them,” he said.

Gumbita announced in May that the board formed a committee in January to look at school safety and security. From there, an ad hoc committee was formed that included a panel of experts such as a prison warden, a police chief and a deputy sheriff.

In the last few months, those individuals toured the schools and put together a list of recommendations that the district might implement.

The agenda for the board's meeting next Monday will be to hire two school police officers as part of the district's new, updated safety and security measures.

Directors also will be asked to approve a list of substitute teachers, to hire a school psychologist, to hire a temporary professional as a school nurse and to hire a secretary to the assistant superintendent.

The board will take action on approving Victor Snyder as an events manager as part of the district's supplemental programs, along with 28 other supplemental contracts ranging from various sports to class-play director and newspaper sponsor.

Directors on Monday also will take action on the district's comprehensive plan effective 2014-17.

Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Kennametal HQ relocation rankles Westmoreland County business leadership
  2. Ohio woman will be millionth passenger to fly out of Arnold Palmer airport
  3. Westmoreland County candidate admits to summary offenses
  4. Democrats go on offense in Westmoreland County commission debate
  5. Laurel Ridge rangers on watch for sexual misconduct in park
  6. Southmoreland directors to seek loan info from banks as state budget impasse continues
  7. Grandparents’ bids for child custody imperiled
  8. Accuser lying, rape defendant testifies in Westmoreland County trial
  9. Mt. Pleasant school board to discuss website plan
  10. Greensburg council expected to approve fire truck purchase
  11. Westmoreland couple charged with having heroin, marijuana