Published On: Fri, Aug 9th, 2019

Local Charter Schools Will Be Looking at More Security This School Year

Parents can rest a little easier this school year, with armed security officers on duty at schools.

In the Palm Beach County School District’s attempt to ensure 50 charter schools have on-duty officers for the first day of school, a $4 million proposal to provide charter schools with security was passed last month.

The governor signed Senate Bill 7030 three months ago. This requires all school districts to provide all public schools and charters, with a full-time trained and armed security officer.

According to WPTV, a recent state mandate requires all private security officers working at schools to hold a certain level of training and background.

Chief Frank Kitzerow, Palm Beach County Schools Police Chief, states he is working with the Palm Beach County sheriff on developing a training program fit for the security officers contracted by charter schools.

Chief Kitzerow says he is taking this very seriously as it is, “up to us…we have an important mission here protecting these kids.”

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