The Pearl River Board of Education approved an update of the district wide safety plan, one that includes two versions.
One is the internal version, which will include mandated responses for a wide range of dangerous situations, including lock downs, lock outs and evacuations.
The other represents the change from past years. The public version of the safety plan, which leaves out details for safety reasons, will be posted the district website.
"The public version does not include details for a lock down or a lock out, which could compromise the safety of the students," Pearl River Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Morgano said.
Security continues to be a focal point as it has for many school districts since the shootings in Newtown, CT. Pearl River schools have been running lock down and lock out drills. Morgano thanked the Orangetown Police Department for its help and guidance during those.
Morgano said every building except Pearl River High School has run a shelter drill, which deals with high winds by having the students move away from the windows. The high school will run one next week.
Editor's Note: Check back with Patch for more from Tuesday's Pearl River Board of Education meeting.