Closed school security meeting set

The Central School Board announced late Tuesday it’s holding a special closed meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to review security measures at its five schools and to hear a report from Superintendent Michael Faulk.

The agenda for the “strategic planning session” calls for the board to go behind closed doors, holding an executive session for the meeting, but no votes are planned.

The meeting will take place at Trade Construction, 17043 Joor Road.

The state’s Open Meetings Law allows for private discussion of security personnel, plans or devices. Any votes, however, must be held in public.

Faulk said the meeting is sparked by the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and 6 adults were killed.

“I’ve had quite a few parents in the community raise some concerns and raise some issues with the School Board,” Faulk said.

He said wants to get feedback from board members and expects the entire meeting will be behind closed doors. He said he plans to make recommendations for improving school security in time for the board’s Jan. 28 meeting.