School district to assess safety and security

Tahoma School District principals, the district’s Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee and representatives from Maple Valley Police and Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety will meet during the first week of January to assess security and emergency preparedness at each of the district’s eight schools.

The meeting was arranged by Superintendent Mike Maryanski in the wake of the deadly school shootings in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14.

All Tahoma schools have emergency plans in place and practice safety and security procedures in monthly drills. The district also works closely with local law enforcement and firefighters.

Maryanski called the meeting in order to look for measures that can be taken immediately to increase security as well as to consider long-range solutions that could further improve security


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