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Oconee school board talks security and student accolades

Board of Education members on Monday discussed a proposed school crisis alert system and recognized many students for their extracurricular accomplishments.

When Gov. Brian Kemp signed the fiscal year 2020 budget in May, the budget allowed public school systems to apply for safety and security grants to protect their teachers, students and staff.

Superintendent Jason Branch said that the Oconee County school system was allocated $30,000 as part of the budget.

Branch elaborated that he and the board wanted to apply for the grant as part of plans to acquire a school crisis alert system for the county’s public schools.

Prior to Monday’s meeting, the board already requested proposals and bids and chosen a finalist from whom the school system would acquire the technology, pending a vote at their action meeting next week.

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