BSISD trustees discuss campus safety

Staff Writer

Campus safety was on the agenda at the Big Spring Independent School District's meeting Thursday evening.
Interim Superintendent Johnny Tubb led the discussion on student, staff, and campus safety options.
“Just a couple of things that have come to light, one in particular, was when we had the incident and needed to lockdown the high school about a month ago,” he said.
Tubb expressed concerned over the fact that the high school building, for example, doesn’t have the capability to be locked down if necessary.
“This is a real red flag as far as I’m concerned,” he went on. “I know it was looked at last year and it’ll cost some dollars; and we’re expecting our April values to improve, and I know money is tight in the district and we should be good stewards of the taxpayer’s dollars, but at the same time, I just can’t believe we have a facility where we can’t do something to ensure the safety of our students. It’s not a matter of 'Can we afford to do this?' but a matter of 'Can we afford not to?'”
See Sunday's Herald for the rest of the story.