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Local Schools is hiring a new position in the district to enhance their
district says they have always taken safety seriously, but this year, they're
doing something a little different.
want to make sure that when I drop my child off to the school, that they're in
a safe, clean, healthy learning environment," said Sgt. Joe Heffernan of the
is a parent and understands how important it is to put school safety first.
a kid has to worry about being beat up, or being bullied, being made fun of,
that really impedes their academic performance," Heffernan said.
this year, the school hired a new position: Randy Sehl is the district's
director of police, safety and security. The position was created to coordinate
the district's safety and security efforts with all the agencies involved.
Local Schools have created a new public safety agency, and we're glad to team
up with Toledo Police, Lucas County Sheriff's, and Washington Township Police
to ensure the safety of our students through proactive safety education and
being very visible in our buildings," Sehl said.
year the district is also providing DARE programs in all of the elementary
schools and working to be more visible in the community.