January 7, 2013
The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, caused school officials throughout the country to think about conditions in their own districts. With that in mind, I am appointing an Ad Hoc Committee on School Safety and Security.
I have named Deborah Anes, Lora Fong, and Veena Iyer to join me on the committee, which will begin its work by examining our school system’s current practices and precautions. The district already has full-time school safety personnel at some schools, lockdowns and other drills, cameras on some school premises, and locked-door policies.
The committee will go on from that point to consider what, if any, additional measures the Edison Public Schools should adopt. The committee will work closely with the superintendent so that he may identify a set of recommendations to offer to the full board.