During an ongoing facilities study, town officials, Board of Education members and police evaluated the potential non-academic use of space within Hurlbutt Elementary School, while discussing school safety and security in an executive session on Jan. 15.
Discussion included highlights of the proposed new school security standards the State of Connecticut published on Jan. 1 and subsequent changes by the time they are expected to be finalized this summer.
"We live in a time of a changing landscape of school security, and the safety of our school children is a top priority of both the district and Town," a press released issued by the Superintendent's Office states.
The Facilities Committee of the Board of Education will meet in the middle school Library Resource Center this Wednesday at 7 p.m. Committee members will give an update on these developments, determine the next course of action and answer questions.
The link to the draft report of the CT School Safety Infrastructure Council may be found at: http://das.ct.gov/images/1090/SSIC_Final_Draft_Report.pdf.