On the College Board assembly on April 19, PWCS Superintendent Dr. LaTanya D. McDade really helpful the varsity division procure and implement weapons detection units for all secondary colleges by the tip of September 2023. Vernon Bock, chief working officer for PWCS, introduced up to date data and a advice relating to using superior safety screening expertise in the course of the Prince William County College Board Assembly.
“This can be a important subsequent step towards safety, and this expertise is already efficiently applied in sports activities stadiums, nationwide museums, and faculty divisions throughout the nation,” stated Dr. McDade. “We stay vigilant within the revolutionary implementation of nationwide greatest practices in class security to guard and safeguard the bodily, social, and emotional well-being of each pupil and employees member. It’s our accountability, collectively, to do every little thing inside our energy to maintain college students secure.”
The advice was primarily based on suggestions obtained from the Secure Faculties Advisory Council, College Security Officers, Prince William County Police Division, and the varsity security neighborhood engagement classes held over these previous few months by the varsity division.
The College Board will contemplate approval of this advice throughout their Might 3 assembly. If the Board approves, all secondary colleges might be outfitted with this expertise by the tip of September 2023. Extra data could also be discovered at our web site.
Babur Lateef, M.D., Chairman At-Giant of the College Board, stated that he has talked to many neighborhood members who’re very supportive of inserting the safety expertise in our colleges.
“I absolutely help this advice by Superintendent Dr. LaTanya McDade to undertake the Evolv weapons detection system for all excessive and center colleges,” stated Lateef.
“This method will enhance the detection and deterrence of weapons at colleges. No system is ideal however the College Board is dedicated to including efficient layers of safety to enhance the protection and safety of all college students, academics, and employees. The neighborhood has spoken with close to unanimity over months of engagement to help the synthetic intelligence scanners (Evolv System). The College Board intends to approve these techniques and implement them this fall.”