RANDOM BAG CHECKS BEGIN NEXT WEEK - Starting next week, entering Fulton City High School will take a little more time for some students.
“In light of recent events in schools and trends in the United States, we wanted to enhance our safety programs and procedures,” explained Kent Green, DPP, Buildings & Grounds and School Safety administrator. “We value the safety of our students as top priority at Fulton Independent.
Changes in district safety plans were discussed with students, teachers and staff members and a district safety team was created.
“We felt it was time to implement additional safety checks at points of access in our district,” Green said.
On Tuesday, March 13, the FIS School Board approved new policies in both the district’s search and seizure policy and the emergency response guidelines.
“This will provide additional ways to prevent and mitigate additional safety concerns in our district,” Green said.
FHS will begin implementing random bag checks on Monday, March 26.
“Students need to be aware that metal detectors will be in use and that their bags and purses are open to being searched by school staff upon entering the high school at the beginning of the day as part of our improved controlled access procedures,” Green explained.
The administrator reiterated that safety is a top priority for FIS leaders and staff members.
“As we embrace our safety programs and procedures, we want to keep students, staff and parents informed and always put our students – and your children – first,” Green added.