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School board discusses security options

District considers hiring safety officer

DAVENPORT—School safety has risen to the forefront of many minds in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas in May. New superintendent Chad Prewitt has wanted some type of safety officer in the district, and the various options the district can take to that end were discussed at a special school board meeting Monday, Aug. 8.

The district could hire two types of officers.

One is a school safety officer, who would be employed and compensated by the district and have the full-time job of being on campus interacting with students and acting as a first responder to...


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