Gold-Burg ISD moves forward to implement defense program

By BARBARA GREEN

Gold-Burg Independent School District voted Monday night to implement a defensive program that uses armed staff members as barriers between students and an intruder.

The Guardian or Defender program was the focus of a public hearing Monday. There was a small turnout with only two citizens and four staff members attending.

The board voted to move forward with implementing the program with a five-one vote. Rebecca Horton abstained and BJ Rainey was absent.

Board members were asked to review the sample policies from other districts and bring them back to the superintendent to prepare a local policy. That document would then go to the Texas Association of School Boards for legal review and then be returned to the board.

Read the full story in the mid-week News.

Pictured: Superintendent Roger Ellis listens as Board President Becky Case asks a questions about the defense program. (Photo by Barbara Green)