Lee County School System continues to work to keep students safe

Lee County School System continues to work to keep students safe./ Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

The Lee County School System is working to keep your kids safe this upcoming school year.

School starts in less than a month, and safety is the school system's top priority.

At Monday’s school board meeting, they talked about new ways to improve and figure out where they need upgrades.

They talked about adding more officers, security measures for entering inside the school and more.

A big change that's coming next school year is that all bookbags for students in grades 9 - 12 must be clear so faculty and staff can see what's in the bag.

Assistant Superintendent Kevin Dowling said the next change that students will see immediately will be more support for students struggling behaviorally and academically.

"There will be more going on in the background to help those students fill supported and help them try to find a way to be successful,” Dowling said.

They're already in the process of adding more school resource officers and getting an app that will alert officials of an active shooter.

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