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Superintendent Runcie Announces School Safety and Security Measures

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PARKLAND, FL - In a letter sent to Broward County public school families on June 1, Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie announces several safety and security measures for the Broward County Public Schools.

Runcie said that the upgrading of real-time surveillance camera systems at all schools in Broward County will be completed by the end of June 2018, in a letter sent to Broward County public school families on June 1.  The superintendent said Single Point of Entry measures will be completed for all schools by the end of 2018 or the first quarter of 2019.  The District will also be reviewing its discipline policies and programs over the next several months and "make changes to improve implementation," he said. 

An independent security firm has been hired to conduct risk assessments for all District schools.  Superintendent Runcie said that at least one School Resource Officer or school safety officer will be provided for every school for the 2018-2019 school year.  He also said that enhanced active assailant training will be implemented district-wide for staff for the upcoming school year.

"As we approach the end of what has been a heartbreaking school year, we remain focused on building strength as a community and finding ways to heal together," Runcie said.  "The District will continue to convene work groups to garner suggestions from students, employees, parents, and members of the community," he said.

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