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Falls City ISD to install security gates
Campus security continues to be a hot topic for school districts of all sizes, in cities throughout the nation. Despite having just 350 students spread from kindergarten through 12th grade, keeping buildings safe also is a consideration for the Falls City Independent School District (ISD).
Superintendent Tylor Chaplin said following the district’s Jan. 15 board meeting, “We are adding gates across our breezeway connecting the high school building to the elementary building. These gates will be open for drop-off and pickup, but will be locked during the instructional day.”
Also during the meeting, the board heard a presentation on the Texas Academic Performance Report -- formerly the Academic Excellence Indicator System. Chaplin said Falls City ISD “met standard” and that its students performed well in comparison to the rest of the state. But gone are the former rankings of “exemplary,” “recognized,” “acceptable,” and “unacceptable.”
In other business, the board voted to extend Chaplin’s contract from two years to three years.
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