The Santa Fe school board will vote Monday on recommendations from a security and safety committee to install metal detectors and change the district’s dress code policy.

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Rusty Schroeder

Laura Norman is the facilitator of the closed to the public security council meetings. Could this be the school board president's wife by chance?

Louis Wortham

Does anyone remember the first Texas school shooting? Charles Whitman at UT, many similarities found in more recent events of this nature and no effective safety precautions have been introduced except allowing students to carry on campus. Install the metal detectors, enforce dress code, and allow select staff members to be armed.
Carol Wortham

Nancy Porter

Laura Norman works for Galveston County Office of Emergency Management and is no relation to the SFISD board president.

Rusty Schroeder

Thank you Nancy, that is good to know. I am hoping for a non-biased decision process by the "security council" , since transparency is lacking.

Jose' Boix

All the talks seems to be about the tools; we will install bullet proof windows, secure doors, perhaps metal detectors, etc. I would presume that the "powers that be" have first developed "the plan." Without a firm plan discussing the installation or thinking about the use of tools; even possibly arming staff is ludicrous in my mind.

It is fine to discuss enforcing - even tweaking existing policies and procedures regarding dress code, ID Badges; things that should have been enforced. Just my thoughts.

Jim Forsythe

You may want to check it out.

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