This is, without exception, the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I am disgusted that this knee jerk reaction is the solution put forward to deal with this. 1. If someone wants to come into any, any of our schools firing a weapon, they are GOING to get in, our entry ways have glass in them, an unarmed monitor is not going to stop that. 2. I would never(I AM exmilitary, MP corps initially) take a guard position of anydamnkind where there was even a remote chance of a threat and I could not be effectively armed. Just because someone has military or law enforcement experience, does absolutly not mean they are going to be effective, unless any of you consider the second it would take to snuff out said "monitors" life as a true stop gap measure. I saw that this is only a temporary measure until the entry ways can be up graded...are we then replacing how the entries look and what they are made of? Are we removing the many, many glass windows? I could get through them like a hot knife through butter if I wanted to breach any of the schools here. I value my kids way more than 9.00 per hour, if you think that this position is in any way, shape, or form the answer, you put a 9.00 per hour price on your child and please don't even bother with the indignant responses! This is a big ole fat pacifier to those of you too ignorant to demand an effective solution!
EVERYONE knows what the solution is....these are OUR schools, that board is individually and collectively OUR employee....demand, insist, jump up and down and in general throw a hissy fit, but put the correct solution in place, not a "look good" knee jerk reaction!