Broward public schools superintendent enacts districtwide safety measures
Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward County Public Schools in Florida, has enacted new districtwide safety measures. Runcie will expand mental health services and training for students, and will provide an active-assailant training curriculum for staff.
Every school will also have a single point of entry and a resource officer or armed security guard, among other protections.
Deputy Superintendent Cathy Moore will lead the Wake County Public School System, the 15th largest district in the U.S. Moore will have to secure more state and local funding for the North Carolina district, which has a $1.6 million annual budget.
At Wake County, Moore served as area superintendent of the Central Wake region and as deputy superintendent for academic advancement, where she oversaw 160,000 students.
Superintendent of Schools Melissa McCooley of Little Egg Harbor School District now leads a second group of schools, Pinelands Regional School District. McCooley’s contract states that she must split her time evenly between the two New Jersey school districts. However, McCooley may devote more time to one over the other when appropriate.
For example, she will have to oversee the replacement of a high school building’s crumbling facade in Pinelands later this year.
Superintendent James Lane is leaving Chesterfield County Public Schools in Virginia to serve as the state superintendent of public instruction. During his tenure Lane overhauled school start times, made a resolution for the system’s supplemental retirement plan, and established an equity committee and safety task force.
Lane previously served as superintendent of Goochland County Public Schools and Middlesex County Public Schools, both in Virginia.