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Tue December 12, 2006
WY Schools Lack Security Measures
Cheyenne, WY – A statewide survey has found that 13
school districts in Wyoming lack basic security measures for their elementary schools.
Thirty-nine of 48 school districts responded to the security survey. The survey results are anonymous, so the report doesn't specify which of the 13 school districts statewide say they have no effective safety or security measures at their elementary schools.
The state Department of Education is calling on lawmakers to address the situation. The education department last week released survey results to the Joint Education Interim Committee. The department recommends schools take steps such as monitoring access to schools and hiring school resource officers.
Mary Kay Hill is legislative liaison for the education department. She says the department believes that school districts should follow the safety recommendations but says the state is
reluctant to impose them on districts.