The school department and the town disagree on who will fund the project.
After the shocking tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school systems around the country are examining and revamping their school security protocals. Coventry is no exception. The Coventry School Committee approved new security measures at schools throughout the town Tuesday. While security was already adequate at most schools, Superintendent Michael Almeida said the tragedy in Connecticut brought security into sharper focus. "We had a very good system in place but we're taking extra precautions," Almeida said. "We're working to beef up saftey and security in the schools." The planned improvements include building a vestibule at the entrance of each school, forcing visitors to head directly to the office instead of …
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Monday, December 17, 2012
“There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.” – The Dalai Lama When unthinkable tragedy strikes, we grapple for a way to come to terms with the how and the why. We search for ways to make sense of what happened, even when it doesn't make sense. The horrific shooting that took place at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT, on Dec. 14, stunned a nation as the news broke that not one child, but 20 six- and seven-year-old children and six of their teachers had been shot and killed by a gunman who then took his own life. Most communities can only begin to imagine the sorrow that …