Canaan to train resource officer
Friday, October 11, 2013 11:00 AM
Tara Hayes, Canaan Community Academy's chief operating officer, announced at this week's school board meeting that she will be going through school resource officer training.
At last month's meeting, Hayes announced the school was applying for a new matching grant from the state that would help pay for the salary of a school resource officer, or security equipment for a school.
Chief Academic Officer Deena Schafer said Hayes will enroll in a two-day training session in November.
"It could pave the way for other small schools that want to have a resource officer," Schafer said. "It just makes so much sense to have a trained employee at the school that can respond to any situation."
Schafer also announced at the meeting that the school's $18,371 Rural Education Achievement Program grant, a nationally funded grant, hasn't yet been received. "We were somewhat concerned," Schafer said. "But it is still coming through."
Also at the meeting, the school board elected board member Dean Adams as the new vice president of the board.
Canaan's second annual is planned for Oct. 25 at the school, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Halloween party is free and open to the public. There is a free will offering for the food.
Schafer said there will be soups and sandwiches available.
The event also features pumpkin painting, a costume contest, games, and hay rides.
A Veterans Day program is also scheduled for Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.