Spokane Public Schools Wednesday meeting to discuss school safety

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Public Schools Board is holding a meeting Wednesday to discuss campus safety.

At the board meeting, SPS will talk about safety protocols amid the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 children and two teachers. Some of the things that will be discussed at the meeting that are currently underway include updating cameras, adding additional training for students and staff, increasing campus security personnel, introduction of alert technology and more.

Additionally, the board will discuss school safety strategies involving a district-wide social-emotional learning program, threat assessment model, emergency response manual and required lockdown drills.

Wednesday’s meeting will also give an update on COVID-19 data.

There will be a special meeting of the Spokane Public Schools Board of Trustees via Zoom at 5 p.m. to discuss the Annual Budget Community Forum. A special executive meeting will also be held to discuss a public tender contract, review contract negotiations and discuss potential litigation.

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