Planning new fences, secure entry points and standardized emergency procedures, the San Ramon Valley school district is ramping up security.
Although some question whether the new measures might be going too far, the move comes in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that claimed 27 lives in a December shooting spree in Newtown, Conn.
Money from the Measure D school facilities bond passed by district voters in November will pay for some of the security enhancements, district spokesman Terry Koehne said.
A districtwide safety committee has been formed with members representing teachers, parents, school administrators, the San Ramon Valley Fire Department and the San Ramon and Danville police departments. The committee has met twice since the start of the year.