Fuchs presents safety procedure review to School Board

By on February 14, 2013

by Mary Parrilli
KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday was given a school safety procedure review by Julie-Ann Fuchs, assistant superintendent for business.

Fuchs explained the various safety measures that are already in place at Kaneland, including swipe cards used instead of keys, a measure introduced last year. Any person who holds a key must swipe their card before entering the building. Their swipe times and locations are electronically documented, and allows certain people to swipe-in at permitted times.

Fuchs introduced recommendations for new safety measures, as well, including adding panic buttons in the offices, and equipping each phone in the building with P.A. availability. Fuchs also recommended the institution of a new safety oversight panel, which would consist of administrators and parents, and provide more insight regarding safety procedures.

“I want the board to know that our police departments have been incredibly accommodating, and that they’ve given us all the support we have asked for since the tragedy at Sandy Hook,” Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said.