“We want a safe and caring environment for our students,” Josh Colvin, district director of student services told the newspaper. Park Hill School District had a great way to welcome students back for the first day of school, nothing better than a safer environment for all 10,000 students.
Park Hill is composed of two high schools, three middle schools and 10 elementary schools. Although they have an annual training on how to respond in the event of a shooter incident by an intruder, they still belief that an upgrade on their security plan was needed and very important.
During the 2014-2015 school year, the district added interior and exterior cameras, and currently are installing an additional server for it security video. Not to mention they already have a system to monitor the school doors. And they are also looking to add exterior fencing around all perimeters of the school.
Even though there has not been any incident in regards to dangerous intruders on the grounds they want to be prepared, said Colvin.
Michael Atchison, incoming president of the PTA at Plaza Middle school also gave his input to the security plan. “Generally I feel good about the plan,” Atchison said. “Obviously the district is taking it seriously. They’ve done a careful study” and developed a plan that is “appropriate and focuses on adding more cameras and recording more video.”