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Proactive Safety & Security

The safety and well-being of all members of the PGCPS community is our highest priority. This fall, PGCPS is introducing new safety tools and measures designed to enhance security for students, employees, visitors and volunteers. New security enhancements will help reinforce our no-tolerance stance against weapons inside schools, on school grounds and on school buses. 

We are working to roll out security initiatives responsibly through a phased-in approach, which allows for more immediate feedback and the opportunity to make modifications along the way. 

Additionally, the recent attack on the PGCPS network illustrates the need for continued investments in cyber security. We are now focused on completely restoring our technology environment and analyzing the scope of the event to determine any current and future data loss.

I am committed to evaluating our security efforts systemically to ensure that we are working strategically, proactively and collaboratively to address any threats to our students, staff and schools.

In the first 90 days, we will:

  • Implement and review the phased-in installation of security equipment enhancements across high schools, designated middle schools and the three Non-Traditional Programs (North, South, Middle School).
  • Convene workgroup to identify transportation-related safety and security measures.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement to provide training for bus drivers and bus attendants on emergency response.
  • Review student behavioral and disciplinary data.
  • Strengthen internet safety protections for students and staff.  
  • Continue use and implementation of new analytical tools to manage security and Google Drive storage capacity.
  • Continue focus on youth diversion programs in partnership with law enforcement.
  • Coordinate community initiative to address use of fentanyl and illegal drugs.