Survey Results Topic of School Board Work Session Thursday
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 6, 2018
The Board of Trustees for Park County School District 6 have been under intense scrutiny in the last few months, due to a policy they are considering that would allow staff to be armed as a security measure in the event of an active shooter.
Many of the board members have said they are waiting on the results of a community survey that should shed more light on the will of the people in their district. Those results should be discussed during the board’s next meeting, which will be a work session on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.
And other schools across the state are considering similar measures. Park County School District 1 in Powell will be holding a public forum Monday evening at 7 p.m. at Powell High School; and Fremont County School District 1 in Lander has been holding conversations on this matter since November.
These conversations were all made possible because of a law that was passed last year by the Wyoming legislature that gave the power to local school districts to choose whether or not staff could be armed to protect students. Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow says that while initially opposed to the idea, she ultimately supported the legislation – but told KODI news earlier this year that she still has concerns.
The Board for Park County School District 6 is scheduled to vote on the second reading of policy CKA at their next regular meeting on March 20th.