Security measures for school visitors
To better ensure the safety of the students, Canajoharie Central
School instituted a new procedure for everyone visiting school
during regular school hours.
The new procedure which began Jan. 4, requires all visitors to
enter the buildings through the exterior doors at the main entrances
and speak with the secretary who then can unlock the inside doors
with the push of a button. At East Hill and the high school, the
secretaries can see guests through the office windows. In the middle
school, the secretary will rely on a video camera and intercom
Superintendent Richard Rose noted that this change may be
especially difficult for parents who are accustomed to freely
entering school buildings to pick up their children or to drop off a
"We have always prided ourselves as being welcoming to parents,"
said Superintendent Richard Rose. "But, we also realize that we need
to make some compromises to keep our children safe.
"We implemented this measure to make the school a safer place for
your children and to keep out unwanted guests or anyone that would
pose a risk to the safety and welfare of our students.
"As parents, you are always welcome in our school. We appreciate
your patience and apologize for the inconvenience that this may
create." he said.
After school, the main entrances will be unlocked for meetings,
sports practices, and school events.