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By Amanda Jean
Security issues were the major topic discussed at the Bement School board meeting on Jan. 16.
Bement Schools Superintendent, Dan Brue, is researching ways to improve security at Bement schools.
Brue said he is looking to possibly install a buzzer system at the elementary and high school entrance. The buzzer system would keep school doors locked during school hours. Those wanting admittance would have to be buzzed in by a faculty member.
The system would require new doors and cameras at the entrance. Brue said the system would cost approximately $10,000 for both entrances.
Another issue discussed at the board meeting was the possibility of co-oping with Cerro Gordo for boys’ basketball.
Brue has been in contact with Cerro Gordo Superintendent Brett Robinson about this possibility. The projected season of the possible co-op would be the 2014-2015 school year.
“Our best intent would not to co-op for the 13-14 school year,” said Brue. “They are open in discussing with us.”
Bement and Cerro Gordo started co-oping in football, girls’ basketball, girls and boys track and field, softball and baseball this school year.
Both Superintendents are also discussing the possibility of doing a one-year co-op for 8th grade basketball, but only for the 2013-2014 school year. Bement would only have one 8th grade participant for next year.