Parent Run Security Group
Starting next year I will have two young boys in an elementary school. I am tired of worrying about their safety and decided I am going to do something about it. The perfect solution would be for the school district to be able to afford to have a full time police officer in every school building. With the tight budgets that most school districts have right now this is not very realistic.
I read an article about a Jewish school that has parents guarding the school. I thought this was a great idea why not harness the one group of people that have a vested interest in keeping the kids at a school safe, the parents. I am thinking about starting a group that I would call a private security group. We would contract with the school district to offer armed in school security at no cost. Also the individual at the school working security for the day could also help out with other volunteer activities. The school is always looking for parents to help out and this would be a guaranteed volunteer every single day of the year. Members would volunteer either a full day every 4-5 weeks or a half day every 2-3 weeks. We could also recruit faculty members to join if the school district would allow it.
To be a member of the security group there would be several requirements.
- background check
- resident carry permit
- 4-8 hours of training every 90 days(edited to be more clear)
- pistol qualification
- live fire training
- Retention holster
- Child or Grandchild in the school district
- If no children retired LEO or Military
- Panel review of application
- $50 a year for dues
Ideas to work out would be if the security person would be wearing a vest or special shirt. Also should firearms be worn in the open or should they be concealed??
The hardest part of the whole plan is going to be finding a school district that will bite and allow the Security Group to offer their services. It is kind of a chicken before the egg problem. It will be hard to recruit members if there is no chance for the district to utilize the security service. The district isn’t going to say yes to something that just started up. It might take a little bit of finesse to get this going.
So I am curious to know if you this is something you would be willing to put your time and energy into??