|Published: 9:36 PM, 01/11/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Two issues of prime importance-school security
and school bullying-received the attention of members of the Cocke County Board
of Education during their meeting Thursday night at the Central Office.
Casey Kelley, Cocke County School System Safety
Coordinator, told the board that during the monthly principals' meeting on Jan.
22, the current lock-down procedures will be reviewed.
"We have talked with Sheriff (Armando) Fontes,"
said Kelley, "and will be talking with other entities that provide safety
to our community and set a time for them to tour our buildings and let us know
what we can do to improve security."
"We continue to impress upon our teachers and staff
the importance of knowing their surroundings. If they see something strange or
spot someone in the building who shouldn't be there, they must report these
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