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Hurley school officials say security essential for learning


August 15, 2019

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Kellie Hitter, left, the pre-K-12 secretary for the Hurley School District, views a monitor that provides door camera video of visitors along with other areas of the school on Tuesday, with Steve Lombardo, the elementary principal and athletic director at right.


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HURLEY - As the 2019-20 school year approaches administrators of area school districts said funding has allowed security upgrades in an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment.

"Student safety is our number one priority," said Jason Gustafson, superintendent of Wakefield-Marenisco School District. "In order for students to learn effectively, they must feel safe in their learning environment."

The school district has invested heavily into security over the past year, he said. Security cameras have been installed throughout the camp...

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