Staff photo by Tommy Millsaps
Junior Merriman works on a door frame for the renovations at Brown Intermediate School. The
renovations are part of plan to improve security at the school planned long before the Sandy
Hook shooting last month. The project should be completed by the end of the month.
|Published: 8:21 AM, 01/09/2013
||Last updated: 8:24 AM, 01/09/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-Most everyone can
agree they want a safe learning environment for students.
how do you provide the safest learning environment possible with the funds that are available all
the while trying to keep schools from looking like prisons and keep parent and community access to
That was the topic of friendly discussion as
dozens of city school officials, parents, teachers, School Board members, Sweetwater Police
officers, city commissioners and citizens met Monday night for a town-hall style meeting on school
Sweetwater City Director of Schools Dr. Melanie Miller
led the meeting, but stressed it was not a City Commission or School Board meeting. It was a
meeting to get public input and update everyone on what the city schools are doing to improve
safety since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut last month.
Miller said e-mails and calls offering help came in to her office
immediately after the Sandy Hook tragedy.
"A lot of good
suggestions have come in," she said.
full story in the Wednesday, Jan. 9, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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