The safety and security of our students and staff continues to be an important topic and we persist in making changes that reflect "best practices".
Our district was one of the first in New Jersey to conduct a complete security audit. Since research shows that the best security investment a district can make is in door locks, as part of the audit we have inspected every door lock in our school buildings.
In addition, we have hired new security officers and have been moving to have two officers in each of our school buildings. These officers and district safety officer Coach Barry Harris have undergone hours of professional training. Teachers, too, are receiving training in school and classroom lock down procedures.
Visitors to our schools will see changes, as well. Please comply with all new safety procedures, including checking in with security and wearing visitors' badges, as required. We need your cooperation and patience.