After recent incidents involving reports of weapons on school grounds, security was the hot topic at Tuesday’s Riverhead Board of Education meeting. About 60 people attended and five parents spoke publicly about their concerns.
The complaints follow incidents over the last three weeks in which a BB gun was found in a Riverhead High School student’s backpack, an airsoft gun was found in a student’s bag at the middle school and an altercation involving three students outside the high school prompted one of them to pull out a knife. READ
The Riverhead Board of Education approved the hiring of a new security firm last Tuesday — the fourth time in the last five years that the district will start a year with a new head of security.
The board approved a one-year contract with Summit Security Services of Uniondale for an annual fee of $114,400. READ
The Riverhead Board of Education hired a new team to manage districtwide security at the Aug. 15 meeting.
MR Safety Consulting Corp. was hired on a one-year contract, extending from Aug. 18 to June 30, 2018, at a rate of $90,000. The approval was made by a vote of 6-0. Board member Therese Zuhoski was absent.