Sto-Rox will start the 2023-24 school year with a new security service.
At the July 20 board meeting, directors unanimously chose Signal of Central Pittsburgh, a locally-owned branch of Nebraska-based Signal, as its security firm, replacing Commission, LLC.
Signal owner Greg Pencosky and Market Sales Coordinator Ben Hartman appeared before the school board to follow up on their proposal to the district.
Signal representatives promised “well-trained, locally-based security professionals who will connect with students,” and the officers will have training for “active shooter situations, bomb threats, children with special needs, AED’s (automated external defibrillators) and verbal de-escalation,” according to a release from Sto-Rox.
Signal will also offer the district the use of a security patrol vehicle that will help the company’s visibility.