After this month’s tragedy in Newtown, Conn., Superintendent of Schools Marie E. Galinski met with members of the Beverly Police Department to review school safety protocols. In a letter to parents on the district’s website, Galinski said the schools will continue to conduct School Safety and Critical Incident Trainings, practice annual lock down and evacuation drills, and maintain all security protocols. “We will continue to ensure that all exterior doors are closed and locked at all times. No one should be ‘buzzed in’ without face recognition. In addition, staff will be reminded to report ‘anything out of the ordinary’ including strangers in the building and significant behavioral and/or mood changes in students. If a security risk occurs in a classroom with no quick and safe access to the principal, staff should feel free to dial 911,” Galinski wrote.
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