Posted: Jan 24, 2013 6:44 AM by AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has approved a school safety package designed to improve security on campuses with additional personnel, including a safety officer, school resource officer and dean of students.
On Wednesday, the board also discussed but did not vote on the use of new alarm systems and new security cameras.
The school safety package was recommended after a review of campuses that reported increases in discipline issues after a new discipline policy was started this school year.
Assistant Superintendent Sandra Billeaudeau (BEE'-oh-doh) says the costs of the alarm systems and security cameras are still under review. She says the district does not have the money to pay for new alarms and security cameras at this time.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com