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Renton school district reviewing security measures with mayor, police

Renton School District officials will meet with Renton Mayor Denis Law and Police Chief Kevin Milosevich to review school safety and security measures districtwide.

This week, interim district Superintendent Vera Risdon and other district staff are expected to meet in private with Law and Milosevich. The group was to discuss "ways that both organizations can continue to work to keep schools safe," according to the district's Facebook page.

The meeting is to review and update plans for how to respond should an emergency occur. They two groups are planning additional future meetings and discussing the plans for a security audit.The audit would review current security practices and policies and recommend how best to strengthen that work.

The district is also in the process of reviewing existing measures such as school emergency preparedness plans, locked and monitored doors, closed-circuit cameras, emergency radio communication systems, the monitoring of staff identification and visitor badges. The school security assessment will check physical security equipment and review various topics related to emergency and crisis preparedness.

 

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