Next Scheduled Board Meeting
29 days ago
June 27, 2017
Yerington Elementary School
Audio Enhancement® - Safety and Security System in LCSD Classrooms
5 months ago
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The discussion surrounding the future of safety and security measures in LCSD began at a Board Workshop with the public on September 10, 2016 in Silver Springs, NV. Much of the discussion revolved around increasing safety and security while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere at our schools.
A variety of options as potential alternatives to excessive fencing or controlled entries from the company, Audio Enhancement®, were formally presented at the Board Meeting on September, 27, 2016 and details were fine-tuned at the Board Meeting on October 25, 2016 when it was decided that LCSD will implement a SAFE System from Audio Enhancement®. The classroom audio system will be accompanied by a push button SAFE camera that will be able to record a 360 view of the classroom when an incident occurs and the SAFE button is pushed by the teacher. The incident will be recorded and the alert box in the front office will go off. Front office staff will be notified with flashing lights and alert sounds to be able to respond accordingly with the appropriate personnel.
We are very excited about the added safety and security the system will provide for students, teachers, and all other personnel on our campuses.
Dayton Elementary – December 12th to December 14th
Dayton High – December 15th to December 22nd
Dayton Intermediate – January 9th to January 12th
Riverview Elementary – January 13th to January 17th
Sutro Elementary – January 18th to January 20th
Cottonwood Elementary – January 9th to January 12th
East Valley Elementary – January 13th to January 17th
Fernley Elementary – January 18th to January 26th
Fernley High – January 27th to February 10th
Fernley Intermediate – January 23rd to January 27th
Silverland Middle – January 30th to February 2nd
Silver Stage Elementary – March 27th to March 31st
Silver Stage High – March 15th to March 20th
Smith Valley – December 12th to December 16th
District Office – January 9th
Yerington Elementary – February 20th to March 2nd
Yerington High – March 3rd to March 14th
Yerington Intermediate – March 6th to March 24th
Was this prompted by a safety incident in LCSD?
- No, there was no specific event in which safety was compromised. LCSD is taking a preventative approach on this. Be it a medical emergency, an escalated situation, or a threatening individual this system will allow for efficient response from the appropriate personnel.
Does the system include a silent alarm?
Yes, each classroom and school office will be equipped with a silent alarm button that will alert administration to the emergency. The silent alarm will activate the camera, which will only record the incident where an alarm has been set off. Please note, only office staff can activate the office silent alarm and only teachers can activate the silent alarm in their classroom which will in turn initiate the recording.
From News4 - "A viewer who attended a meeting about the new security system said a PowerPoint presentation detailed the ability to use the system for teacher evaluations and recording lessons."
- As you will see from the October 25th Board Meeting, there were three options presented and the last two are where this discrepancy and confusion occurs.
- Option B – Classroom audio system with push button SAFE camera. When the SAFE button is pushed, the alert box in the front office goes off and front office staff are notified with flashing lights and alert sounds. The classroom incident is recorded and appropriate responding staff are also notified immediately via email.
- Option C - Classroom audio system with push button SAFE camera. When the SAFE button is pushed, the alert box in the front office goes off and front office staff are notified with flashing lights and alert sounds. The classroom incident is recorded and appropriate responding staff are also notified immediately via email. PLUS Teacher and student recording for academic achievement.
Okay, cameras are being installed in the classroom - will parents have access to "check in" on their student and student's teacher?
- No, parents will not have access. Please note, there will be no live feed from these cameras in the classroom. The cameras will only record when initiated by the teacher's silent alarm in case of emergency. Also, please note that any video recording in an academic setting creates an academic record and is protected under the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA); therefore, any videos recorded in cases of emergency will be limited to educational personnel designated as needing access.
What about administrators - will they have access to "check in" on their teachers?
- No. Please see privacy feature on EduCam 360 below. Once again, please remember teachers are 100% in control of when the camera records.
I'm hearing words like "SAFE System" and "Audio Enhancement" - what exactly is being installed?
-SAFE (Security Alert For Education) System consists of:
- Camera for emergencies with capable privacy mode
- Teardrop microphone for teachers with a "panic" button
- Pass-around microphone for students
- Amplifying system (speakers)
- Alert box in the office
- Intercom and bell systems in certain schools that are outdated
The Camera - Privacy Mode Controlled by the Teachers
Privacy mode allows teachers to protect their privacy by hiding the lens inside the camera. Think of this as like an alligator eye over the lens.
Below is a picture diagram of the camera's privacy mode.
When can I expect this to be in my school or my child's school?
- Installations to begin Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks - final install dates TBD. It is anticipated that all teachers will be able to use the system at the beginning of the next calendar year.
Kindergarten Enrollment 2016-2017
7 months ago
All Lyon County schools are currently accepting Kindergarten enrollment at this time.
Students must be 5 years old by September 30, and will need to provide proof of residency, a birth certificate and shot records.
Additionally, we are also enrolling for Pre-Kindergarten for children 4 years old by September 30, and who meet necessary qualifications, including living within 200% of the poverty level. Please contact your local elementary school if you have any questions or concerns, and please help us in spreading the word to any eligible families with kindergarten and prekindergarten-age children.