FCPS superintendent gives update on school safety plan


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk announced the implementation of the school district’s multi-million dollar school safety plan during the Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Superintendent Caulk gave several updates on the comprehensive ten-point safety investment plan.

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He says metal detectors are being installed at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School this month and planning is underway for other schools.

He also says the process of hiring additional police officers and mental health professionals is underway.

The positions will be hired on a rolling basis as qualified candidates are found.

The district has not said yet how many people will be hired.

Superintendent Caulk says a new emergency app has been selected and will be rolled-out in January 2019.

Purchase orders are being issued for 14 schools to receive cameras and electronic badge access systems and all schools will receive exterior door alarms.

Construction of secure vestibules will begin next summer.

A social media monitoring company has been identified and the board will be asked to approve that contract in November.

The contract for school nurses is being amended to hire additional nurses.

A social and emotional learning curriculum will be recommended to the board in January 2019.

The superintendent says IDs have been issued to all staff members.

Safety training for families will be offered November 3, 2018, at Family University.