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Canton Superintendent Announces Identification Badges, Continued Safety Drills

Note to parents also provides update on grade reconfiguration study.

In an e-mail to Canton parents Monday, Superintendent Kevin Case provided updates on school safety measures and a grade reconfiguration study. 

Following the Newtown shootings in December, security audits were conducted at each school with the help of the Canton Police Department and town officials, Case stated. 

One change will be that school employees will begin to wear identification badges. In addition, safety drills will continue. Children have been alerted and parents will receive a message afterward, Case stated.

"If there is an actual emergency, you will be notified through our emergency voice and e-mail system," Case added. 

The superintendent also updated parents about the grade reconfiguration study to look at the pros and cons of sending third graders to Canton Intermediate School and 6th graders to Canton Middle School. 

Minutes from the committee studying the issue will be posted to www.cantonschools.org and the findings will be presented to the Board of Education in February. 

See the attached pdf for more about the study topic and timeline. 

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