Safety - In The News
DISTRICT AWARDED SCHOOL SECURITY GRANT TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND SECURITY IN OUR SCHOOLS
At Canon City Schools, our main safety/security goal is to create a comprehensive school safety freamwork to not only respond to potential acts of violance gut to be proactive and implement measure that will enhance our efforts to prevent, protect and mitigate the likelihood ofo a vilent act taking place on a school campus.
In September 2019 Canon City Schools applied for and received a $514,000 grant from The Colorado Dividion of Homeland Security & Emergency Management that help us to continue to achieve this goal. Over the course of the last 3 years, these funds have been used to secure additional equipment that has greatly enhanced the safety of our district campus'. Purchases included:
- 210 exterior and interior surveillence cameras
- 230 additional digital portable radios to complment our existing radio communications equipment
- 11 Stop Arm Cameras for our bus fleet
- Additonal Security supplies for our building security teams
DISTRICT RECEIVES CLASSROOM EMERGENCY KITS
Emergency kits with essentials to allow a class of 30 people to get through an extended emergency/lockdown situation have been distributed to each classroom in the district. These kits were the next step to ensure our students are safe and able to take care of their needs in an extended emergency situation. We are asking all staff members to review SOP 415A and watch a short training video that is posted on the staff website, Spectrum. Both of these resources will give you the information needed regarding the use of these kits.
A special thank you to our local Colorado Dept. of Corrections for their generous donation that made the purchase of these kits possible.