Are School Security Plans Ready for School Board Meeting Disruptions?

Posted by on August 1, 2010

The Wake County (NC) school district spent $20,960 since December for increased security at school board meetings because of concerns about protesters.  The conflicts involve protesters opposing the elimination of the district’s socioeconomic diversity policy involving student assignments.

Large crowds lead the district to hire off-duty Raleigh police and private security officers. Previously, the district had no armed security at board meetings.

Are school security plans in place for disruptions at your school board meetings? 

Have your board members, superintendent, and police discussed how they would handle community unrest, protests, demonstrations, or even civil disobedience at board meetings?

Ken Trump

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