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Pryor School District adding new security, new buildings for the upcoming school year

Posted at 1:19 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 12:24:55-04

PRYOR, Okla. — The Pryor School District has been undergoing major structural changes.

Over the last 10 years, four bond issues passed. The latest passed in 2018 and was an $85 million dollar bond.

The designs of the buildings have safety as a priority with secured entrances, which are something the older buildings lacked.

Also, anyone visiting the school is required to sign in when they enter any of the campuses.

Superintendent Dr. Don Raleigh says secure rooms were at the forefront of many of their decisions.

"So once we're finished, everyone of our sites will have a safe room as a part of that facility." Dr. Raleigh says. "So safety, those were concerns for our district and our board, and our community has really supported that."

Dr. Raleigh says they've also added a fourth school resource officer.

The high school and junior high will now have a permanent officer on campus, and the other two will divide their time among the three elementaries.

Dr. Raleigh says they've also hired more counselors and support staff.

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