Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Plum Schools OK New Safety Position

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Plum Schools OK New Safety Position

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After voting 6-3 Tuesday night to create a school safety coordinator position, the Plum school board now must finalize the job description and nail down a salary before it can hire someone.

Board member Vicky Roessler, who heads the board's Safe and Supportive Schools committee and was an "aye" vote, hailed the move as positive.

"I strongly supported the safety coordinator position because there is a lack of oversight in regards to safety in the Plum Borough School District," Mrs. Roessler said Wednesday. "This position is a win for the entire community. This is an important piece of the puzzle in building and sustaining a safe environment in our schools."

The board's vote came several days after the expiration of an Allegheny County grand jury that has been investigating a sex scandal at Plum High School involving allegations of male teachers sleeping with female students. The district attorney's office is preparing for the trials of four current or former teachers, three charged with institutional sexual assault and one charged with witness intimidation. …

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