U City School Board to Discuss School Security
The School District of University City board of education meeting is slated for 7 p.m. tonight.
The School District of University City plans to update parents, staff and other stakeholders on the District's current safety and security program, recommended changes and the program’s overall evaluation.
District administrators will provide the update during the regular January board meeting, slated for 7 p.m. at the Ronald E. McNair Administration Building, 8136 Groby Road.
“While no amount of planning can guarantee that a tragedy like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School will not occur, we are doing everything in our power to keep our students and staff safe,” said Joylynn Pruitt, superintendent of schools.
“Because of national school violence, parents everywhere have concerns,” she said. “We want to assure our parents that our schools are safe and that we take our responsibility for ensuring their child’s safety seriously.”
Other items on the board's agenda include:
- Resolution – Returning Artists Week
- Recognition – UCHS UCSD Students Receive Dance St. Louis Career Award
- Resolution – BWMS Competes in Robotics Championship Tournament
- Resolution – Black History Month
- Recognition – School Board of Education Appreciation
Superintendent's Reports, Recommendations
- Highly Qualified Staff Recommendations
- Home Works! The Teacher Home Visit Program
- 9-12 Ballet/Modern, 9-12 Crafts, 9-12 Dance, Advanced Art, 7-8 Theatre Arts, 6 Exploratory Theatre Arts and 6 Exploratory Art Curriculum
- School Improvement Plan – Jackson Park Elementary, Pershing Elementary and Barbara C. Jordan Elementary
- Missouri School Improvement Plan (MSIP) 5 Update
- Safety and Security Update
The meeting is open to the public.