The following is a press release from the East Haven Mayor's Office.
In consideration of the tragic events in Newtown, East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. hosted a meeting of emergency services personnel and the Superintendent of Schools Office to discuss school security procedures and polices throughout the East Haven school district.
In attendance were the Chief of Police and several members of his staff, Deputy Fire Chief Chuck Licata, members of the Mayor’s staff and Superintendent of Schools Anthony Serio and Assistant Superintendent Erika Forti.
The Mayor was briefed on each of the school facilities and asked that the BOE be diligent that all current policies and procedures, which restrict open access to any school building, are followed diligently and with an even greater heightened awareness.
At all school buildings, all doors will remain locked with the presence of either Security personnel (EHHS and Middle School) and/or television surveillance and a procedure of identifying any visitor before their being allowed to enter the building.
In addition there will be a Police presence at the schools as children arrive each day this week and also during dismissal times.
The Mayor has scheduled several follow-up meetings in the coming days and weeks.