At their June 15th board meeting, the SAU Board voted to authorize the Superintendent to enter into an agreement with real-time threat alert system COPsync911 (www.copsync911.com) for implementation in both the Hampstead and Timberlane Regional school districts. The program, used in over 1000 school districts nationwide, and many across New Hampshire, provides real-time emergency alert and response in the event of a crisis or threat. The system is designed to partner with community, state and national law enforcement and emergency personnel to significantly reduce response times as well as deliver on-the-ground, real-time information to the responders and key district personnel.
Since the 2016-17 SAU budget has already been finalized and approved by the voters, funding for the first year of the program will come specifically from the 2016-17 Hampstead School District and Timberlane School District budgets. Beginning the 2017-18 school year, the SAU Board will incorporate the cost to run the program into the SAU budget.
The SAU Board and the Superintendent of Schools are committed to ensuring the security and safety of all students and staff members and will continue to consider measures that are proactive and appropriate to this promise. Providing a safe and secure learning environment is a key component in increasing the rigor, accountability, evaluation and support necessary to improve student achievement.
Jason Cipriano, Chair
Dr. Earl Metzler, Superintendent
School Administrative Unit No. 55