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Security enhancements installed at Collier County schools

Posted: 12:15 PM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-15 11:17:26Z
Security changes in Collier County schools

NAPLES, Fla. -- Collier County has made some security changes to all its public schools.

After the Parkland shooting, school leaders placed new measures designed to keep students safe.

SINGLE POINT ENTRY AT ALL SCHOOLS

The biggest change will come in the form of a new I.D. card policy. 

The policy states that anyone trying to enter a Collier County school will need to show some form of government issued I.D. before they can even get in the door.

Visitors will also be greeted with a call box outside of the front entrance. Schools will lock those front entrances during normal school hours. All classroom doors will remain locked as well.

Once visitors are allowed inside, their I.D. cards will be scanned. 

I.D. BADGES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Also, high school students will be required to have I.D. badges.

Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton says students will need to have their badges with them during school hours.

“WHERESTHEBUS” APP

Dr. Patton also says parents and school staff can start using the “WheresTheBus”  app to keep track of the school buses.

It allows parents to know exactly where their child’s bus is by using a GPS tracker.

OFFICER ON EVERY SCHOOL CAMPUS

Collier County Sheriff, Kevin Rambosk says every school campus will have an officer again this year.

The sheriff’s office is working with other local law enforcement to make sure each school has at least one officer on campus during school hours.

MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

This school year, the district is providing school staff with extra mental health training. The district also hired more psychologists and social workers for students.

The news changes will start on the first day of school next week on August 15.