SAFE SCHOOLS

Safety & Security

Providing a safe environment for our students and staff is paramount. While Beaufort County has safe campuses, I am a believer of continuous improvement. Some items are little to no cost such as ongoing professional development related to safety and security. Other items such as fencing to restrict access will have a cost associated with it.

SAFE SCHOOLS

Background Checks

School District employees are entrusted with an enormous amount of the public’s trust. They act as “in loco parentis” when students are in their care, which means that employees take on certain legal rights to protect the students. And with a multi-million dollar budget they are expected to be good stewards of taxpayer money.

One step the district can take is to conduct a rigorous 50 state and FBI background check on all employees when they are hired and then follow-up background checks during their employment with the district.