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Different security measures in place at area's charter schools

By Dana Molina, Multimedia Journalist/Telemundo Anchor, dana.molina@krdo.com
Published On: Oct 24 2013 07:50:25 PM CDT

KRDO NEWSCHANNEL 13 looks at security measures at different area charter schools.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Charter schools in Southern Colorado have different security measures in place. Some provide their own security and others purchase the service from the district they are in contract with.

District 11 has seven charter schools under its umbrella. A spokesperson said four of them chose the district's basic security plan. That means they lease the district's buildings and it provides security for the building but not necessarily for what goes on inside. The four schools are the Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning, GLOBE Charter School, Roosevelt-Edison Charter School and Space, Technology, and Arts Academy. The other three, CIVA Charter School, Community Prep. Charter School and Life Skills Center don't contract security services from the district.

District 20 has one charter school with multiple campuses. The Classical Academy purchases all its security services from the district. A spokesperson said that began last year.

"We grew as a school a lot faster and we decided that we did need extra security measures," Communications Coordinator Tisha Harris said.

District 49 is in contract with four charter schools. They receive the same security measures non-charter schools do. A spokesperson said the charter schools may have additional policies and controls at their campuses.

District 2 has two charter schools under its umbrella, one with multiple campuses. A spokesperson there said the district works well with the charter schools and provides assistance with necessary. But the schools provide their own security.

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