New safety measures taken at school campuses
–The Paso Robles School District met last night at the school district office on Niblick Road. All the trustees were present, except for Dr. Kathleen Hall, who participated on Skype from Palm Springs.
Superintendent Chris Williams told the board that a new Safety Resource Office (SRO) has been hired to patrol Paso Robles High School. The officer is working from 7:30 to 4:30 at the high school. His salary is paid partly by the City of Paso Robles and partly by the School District (50/50). Williams says he has also installed security cameras around campus so that they can better monitor activities like the fights which occurred last year on campus. The new SRO Officer will be introduced to the Board of Trustees at the next school board meeting, Sept. 11.
Long-time SRO Bob Velasquez becomes the District SRO. He will spend more time at the middle schools.
The superintendent says he is also shoring up fencing around the high school to prevent students from coming and going without supervision. Williams says there are presently two gaps in the fencing around the PRHS campus.
Wednesday night, Flamson and Lewis Middle Schools are holding an open house. Thursday night, Georgia Brown will hold an open house at its campus.