PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Students in the Port Chester School District will start to see more village police officers in school buildings, the first of many upgrades intended to ensure students and staff are kept safe during the school day.
School officials also plan to have two lockdown drills in school buildings at dates to be determined.
School Superintendent Edward Kliszus informed the district and board about the changes during Wednesday’s board meeting.
Port Chester school board president James Dreves said the board and district take school safety very seriously and are asking staff and students to help make having an increased police presence a smooth transition.
“If everyone follows the rules, there’s really little that could go wrong,” he said.
The board also was wary of how much the upgrades would cost, but was more concerned about keeping district students, staff and buildings safe.
District officials and village police officers will be walking through school buildings periodically to see how students and staff can be protected from harm.