With school safety so important an issue, Eric Allen, LaRue County Schools’ new Director of Student Services, says the district is continuing to make changes that will help keep the district’s students and staff safer.
“We are in the process of implementing more electronic entryways at the middle school,” he noted. “We’re also continuously looking for ways to improve our security camera system.”
The district has contracted with two more mental health providers (ASTRA and E’Town Partners in Counseling) which, added to Communicare and Cumberland Family Healthcare, give the district four providers for all schools.
“This will give us an adequate amount of counselors and therapists in our buildings which is a mandate of Senate Bill 1 that goes into effect next school year,” said Allen. “We are also going to install a new intercom system in all of the buildings which will provide building-to-building communication as well as an emergency alert system, and we are looking hard at our physical space and coming up with ideas to make all of our buildings more secure.”
His findings will be included in the district’s strategic plan.