Lee schools superintendent sends safety plan out to parents

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Dr. Gregory Adkins, Superintendent of Lee County Schools

On Monday, parents and children will notice more law enforcement officers in schools around Lee County.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office sent a letter to families Sunday laying out their new safety plan.

According to the Lee School District Superintendent, they have been working with the sheriff’s office over the past week to “fortify schools and enhance safety protocols.”

The measures that will now be in place:

  • Implement threat assessments at all schools
  • Work toward a single point of entry at all schools
  • Review, reinforce & upgrade safety & security protocols
  • Develop safety procedures in the event of an active shooter situation on a school bus

The measures they are looking to put into place within the next few weeks:

  • By March 31, all schools will have completed active shooter training
  • Starting April 1, active shooter & hostage drills will be held monthly

The measures they hope to implement in the next school year:

  • Place a minimum of one SRO in each school
  • Expand mental health services
  • Develop district-wide Security Risk Assessment for all schools

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