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Student, building safety top Poth school board agenda
WCN CorrespondentFebruary 20, 2013 | 2,456 views | 1 comment
POTH -- School safety is a hot topic in recent months and the Poth Independent School District (ISD) takes student safety seriously. Superintendent Scott Caloss outlined possible new security measures during the school board’s Feb. 11 meeting. According to Caloss after the meeting, the district will purchase a new ID scanning system for each campus.
The new system, accompanied by compatible doors, will require all visitors to have their IDs scanned for security reasons. Caloss also has discussed new safety procedures and drills with the Poth Police Department and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
The district’s trustees approved a transfer of funds in the budget to cover the cost of the new ID scanning system.
The district continues to address ways to keep the soil hydrated beneath Poth High School and another report was presented regarding measures under way to correct the building’s foundation issues. To date, the roof of the greenhouse along the south wall of the high school has been removed to facilitate rainfall reaching the affected areas. Eventually, trustees heard, the entire structure will be removed so soil can be placed around the foundation to improve overall drainage.
In other business, the board discussed the proposed bond issue and options in the event the bond does not meet with voter approval in May. According to Caloss, if the bond does not pass, the district will only complete a 10-year facilities plan, details of which are as yet undetermined. In the near future, the board will create a committee to further develop the project.
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