School Board reviews Security Volunteers Policy

Canton Public Schools Board of Education recently met for its January agenda to discuss matters of importance to the school, the community and the students, including the school’s Security Volunteers Policy.

SSV policies clearly define who can volunteer and the rules involved with doing so. Schools do not release details regarding their participation in this security measure for safety reasons. However, the requirements for schools that seek to participate were laid out in a written document which stated, “The board is committed to providing a safe environment for students and employees. In furtherance of this commitment, the board may annually designate selected, non-uniformed/uniformed employee(s) to carry a handgun on school property in accordance with the provisions of this policy. The board specifically retains the right not to designate any employee to carry a handgun on school property, or not to grant permission for a specific employee to carry a handgun on school property.”

The document continued, laying out an extensive list of requirements for any person that might be assigned with the duties of it called “an Authorized Employee.”


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