Safety and security task force to begin meeting in October

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Community Safety and Security Task Force will begin meeting in October, and the public is welcome to attend its first meeting.

The F-M Board of Education approved 27 individuals to participate on the task force, which will be made up of representatives from across the district, including community members. The group will review the findings of two security firms that are currently conducting full audits of the district: True Security Design of Suffolk County and CLPS of Westchester County. Both are focusing their studies in four key areas: access to school district buildings and grounds, surveillance, communications and emergency management plans.

The task force is scheduled to meet eight times from October to February, with its first meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the library of F-M High School, 8201 E. Seneca Turnpike, Manlius.

The public is welcome to attend the Oct. 2 meeting. There will be a brief public comment portion during the meeting. Attendees should enter through the F-M House 1 main entrance.

The task force will be charged with reviewing the firms’ final reports and then prioritizing recommendations to the board prior to final 2019-2020 budget development. A preliminary report to the board is tentatively scheduled for the Dec. 10 board of education meeting with a final report to follow in early spring.