Wednesday, January 30, 2013
T/E Schools expect to have all door entry systems in place by Friday.
T/E Schools expect to have all door entry systems in place by Friday. New main entrance door cameras and buzzers are now installed in seven of the eight Tredyffrin Easttown School buildings. The eight, at Conestoga High School is expected to be in place by the end of the week. The camera and lock buzz-in systems are being installed in the face new school security concerns in T/E and around the nation after the school shooting rampage last month in Newtown Connecticut. The update was presented at Monday's T/E School Board meeting and is also available on line at the district's website. According to the district "all parents and visitors will be required to push an intercom button, state their name and the purpose of their visit in order to …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Police and district safety officials lay out plans for keeping Tredyffrin Easttown students safe.
In case you missed it, or want to see it again the special public meeting on safety measures in Tredyffrin/Easttown Public schools is being aired on TE cable systems all this week. Patch covered the meeting extensively, but if you want to hear all the questions that were asked and answered or record the meeting for future reference, this is your chance. According to an announcement on the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District website the January 9th School Safety meeting will be rebroadcast on T/E TV, Comcast Channel 14 and Verizon Channel 20, on the following schedule through the end of this week: Tuesday: Noon and 5:00 pm Wednesday: 7:00 pm Thursday: 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm Friday: 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
Friday, January 11, 2013
Everyone hopes it will never happen here, but these steps could make a nightmare end better in an emergency.
Do your children know what to do if a worst-case scenario were ever to happen at school? Do their parents? Tredyffrin Easttown School District officials and police who met with hundreds of parents this week say they plan and train and drill for the worst case scenario. They hope something like the gun massacre in Newtown Connecticut never happens here, but they plan for it. School officials gave T/E students a lot of credit for being smart, and responsive during past drills. More drills are planned in the coming months. Police plan to stage drills which will run first responders, school officials, and students through "worst case scenarios." The students are not told in advance and in most cases very few people know whether a drill is a …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
School officials and police brief the public on increased security measures being implemented at Tredyffrin Easttown Public Schools.
The Tredyffrin Easttown School District is taking several steps to make it even harder for potential bad guys to gain access to the district's school buildings. The process is literally called "hardening" according to district officials who briefed the public during a nearly two hour meeting Wednesday night attended by hundreds of concerned parents and interested community members. The meeting at Valley Forge Middle School was held in response to the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut last month. Among the procedures that will now become part of daily school life in the district's eight schools: The two police chiefs and school officials emphasized that T/E Schools have long been ahead of most schools …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Tredyffrin Easttown School District is planning a special public meeting tonight to discuss school safety and security.
In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting massacre, the Tredyffrin Easttown School District is planning a special 7 p.m. public meeting tonight on security in T/E school buildlings. According to an announcement from the district administration, school officials will be joined by a panel that will include the Superintendant and Chief of the Tredyffrin and Easttown police departments and other experts on school security. Question cards will be available to allow anyone with a question to ask the panel. The meeting will be recorded and aired on Comcast Channel 14 and Verizon Channel 20. A copy of the agenda is available on the T/E School District website and is also attached to this article as a pdf. This is the announcement made …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
While flags fly at half staff and police patrol outside, it's business as usual, on purpose, inside Tredyffrin Easttown Schools.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Bob Byrne
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
As the first and youngest victims of the Connecticut school shooting massacre were being laid to rest Monday the Tredyffrin Easttown School District was taking steps to reassure students and parents that kids are safe in T/E schools. Tredyffrin and Easttown Police are both increasing police presence in and outside the district's schools. The district administration is also working with both police departments to review standard operating safety procedures as well as emergency procedures. There were no reports of any problems in T/E schools on Monday. The following letter was sent home with every T/E student Monday and is also posted on the district's website. Dear T/E Parents and Guardians, School violence in our country touches all of us…