WELLSVILLE — The school discussed school safety and what it can do to increase the safety of staff and students at its meeting on Tuesday.
Board and Schools Superintendent Richard E. Bereschik discussed adding double-entry doors and metal detectors to school buildings.
Bereschik noted that he was interested in visiting some of the schools in the state that have metal detectors and seeing what they do and how well they work.
There will be further discussion on this at future board meetings.
These would be in addition to the security measures already in place in school buildings.
Security measures already in place include:
Resource Officer in each building daily
All exterior doors are locked at the late bell
Access to buildings is more restricted. Resource worker meets parents at the door to receive items brought items brought for students
BOLO sticks have been installed in the classrooms
Parents/guardians must call ahead to notify the office of student appointments and early terminations
The automated one-call system will notify parents that their child is absent from school. The message will be sent at 9:00 a.m.
The halls, car parks and toilets are monitored several times a day
School cameras are integrated live into the police department
Vape detectors are installed in high school
Threat extinguishers are in each building
Installation of a key fob entry system for staff
The application of 3M security film on the entrance doors and windows on the first floor
Implemented the Raptor ID system which requires all visitors to have their driver’s license or ID card scanned through the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI)
Background checks for all school volunteers, paid for by the school board
Transparent backpacks mandatory and provided by the district
The district also worked in conjunction with the Wellsville Police Department to implement the Tiger Line.
The Tiger Line is a police department-monitored phone number where students can call, text or send a picture to report children with guns or any type of weapon, someone talking about suicide , someone who is being bullied or abused or someone who is hungry, cold or homeless.
The Tiger Line number is 330-610-5111.
All calls and messages to the number will remain confidential.
Other council business included:
Approval of a contract with the Rich Center for Autism as needed
Approving the hiring of various staff members, including: a first-grade mentor teacher, a bus coordinator, substitute teachers, part-time employees, and bowling, volleyball and volleyball coaches. basketball
Approving the resignations of a bus coordinator, a cut-time employee and a weightlifting coach.
The Wellsville Board of Education meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Wellsville Jr./Sr. High school.