Salem City School District is implementing a new policy requiring all school personnel to wear identification badges after a fourth grader discussed the idea in a school writing assignment, according to Salem News.
Superintendent Tom Bratten said they had talked about the idea previously and hearing about student’s essay reinforced the idea, as part of the district’s ongoing effort to improve security. The badges for the administration, board members, central office, Buckeye and Reilly schools have been completed and distributed. Next will be Southeast, the junior high and the high school.
In another safety matter, the Super at Salem City Schools reported that during a recent Building & Grounds Committee meeting, discussion covered the possibility of installing new doors for security at Southeast and Buckeye.
And just last month, he said, the district received a grant from the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) for radios that can connect the schools directly with the police department.
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