AlWood board approves new training session for teachers


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Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 10:07 pm
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By Sherrie Taylor
WOODHULL -- The AlWood School Board has scheduled a March 1 security training session for teachers by the Illinois State Police.

The district will use "Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate" to enhance, not replace, its current crisis practices, superintendent Shannon Bumann said.

Theproactive approach will involve all middle and high school staff members.Students also will be trained on reporting suspicious activity and conversations to authority figures, situational awareness of a crisis and making the safest decision on whether to stay safe or escape.

The middle/high school had a practice lockdown on Dec. 18 following the current emergency plan.

"It took approximately 25 seconds to be in full lockdown after the announcement was made over the intercom," principal Andrew Mitchell told school board members on Tuesday.

"I was impressed with the lockdown alert," said board member Dave Althaus. "It was handled swiftly and well, and a lot of people were talking about how well it was done. It made me proud."

In other business, Mr. Bumann told the board a new lighting system will be installed in the AlWood High School Walt Minder gymnasium in Woodhull. Funded by a $4,000 grant , donation of $3,000 from AlWood Youth League and $1,000 monetary from Invenergy, the project will have no cost to the district,Mr. Bumann said.

Board members also approved Moline school's petition to withdraw from the Black Hawk Special Education District and approvedRachel Dean as seventh-grade girls basketball coach and Joel Zaiser as fresh/soph softball coach.












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