SCCPSS will discuss new safety equipment, school buses at board meeting | Techno Glob

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – On Wednesday, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Board will discuss a number of topics, including sustainability, safety and if the start of the school year will be different next year.

It seems like the school year has just started but they are already discussing what the calendar should look like for the 2023-2024 school year.

The district says it is considering starting school in August. They will also factor in staff planning and time off for federal holidays and major community events such as St. Patrick’s Day.

Although discussions are still early, the board usually tries to approve a final calendar for the following year in December.

After that, in the meeting, the board will take a decision on approving the purchase of 16 metal detectors for the district. Equipment and installation cost approximately $258,166.00. Those funds will come from ESPLOST three paise.

Board of Education Police Chief Terry Enoch says these metal detectors will complement the current inventory to continue providing security screening when necessary and appropriate.

Just before that meeting, the school district is celebrating some new sustainability efforts. They have been awarded $9.8 million to replace 25 school buses with electric buses.

If you would like to know more about the regular board meeting, it will be held at 2 p.m

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