Rockwood superintendent discusses ways to improve school safety - KMOV.com

Rockwood superintendent discusses ways to improve school safety

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EUREKA, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost talked about a report Friday that details ways to make the district’s schools safer.

The 12-page report details everything from better ways to lock the doors to a better use for their parking lot attendants.

It also lists installing more video surveillance cameras that would connect directly to the police department, creating stricter visitor protocols, increasing the number of intruder drills and expanding school resource officers as ways to improve safety.

Currently, high schools in Rockwood have school resource officers but none are assigned full time to elementary schools.

“The spend time there but it is not their home base and we need to change that. We need police officer protection at those elementary schools. The reason for the goal and probably our biggest action step to get that done,” Knost said.

Arming teachers or installing metal detectors are not part of plan. Knost says they are not as effective as what the district already has in place.

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