Also at last night’s Morris School Board meeting, Superintendent Rick Lahn said the district has applied for state grants to upgrade security in both the elementary and high schools. The state has $25 million set aside for such purposes, half of which has to go to outstate schools. Morris will submit its grants on the 29th. If the district gets the funding, Lahn said it will be used to put in bulletproof glass and bulletproof the fire doors so they can’t be penetrated.
Also on safety issues, the district will be bringing in Deputy Brian Clauson on September 18 to discuss internet safety with school staff, and Community Education is planning to hold an evening session for parents with the deputy on the topic “Online Safety for Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know.”