Tuesday’s headlines: CCSD proposes new safety measures and expansion of early childhood education

Charleston County School District proposed three new security measures to help shield students from a list of 10 previous proposals in August. The district’s Safety and Emergency Management team has since narrowed the list down to three potential safety measures to add to schools.

Two of the proposals found to be most popular were to add storage locks to all classroom doors, allowing a door to remain locked from the outside 24/7, and to equip schools with public radio upgrades called BDA. The third proposal is to allocate funds from school resource officer vacancies to fund private security until the positions can be filled.

Meanwhile, the CCSD has also revealed its intention to increase access for preschool students. The district wants to add more programs for students ages infant through four to prepare them for kindergarten.

In other titles:

FIREARMS VIOLENCE: Sunday brings 10 shooting deaths to three SC counties. Five people in Inman died after a shooting Sunday night, authorities said. Five other people died in cases apparently linked to horry and earth-rich counties on Sunday, according to published reports. A man is in custody in these cases.

Fake school shooter calls to be part of nationwide investigation. A Federal Bureau of Investigation field office is investigating a nationwide series of false school shooting reports. On Oct. 5, more than a dozen schools were hit by false callers, the latest in a nationwide problem, authorities say.

Charleston Bookstore to Host Lecture on Court and Voting Rights. Charleston’s bookstore, Buxton Books, on King Street, is hosting an educational conference Oct. 12 to discuss suffrage and the Supreme Court.

Charleston will add new parking meter features. The City of Charleston is looking to update its parking meters once again after 2016 allowed credit card use. One suggested adding apps to make it easier to find and pay for parking.

Maryville swamp to get a new life with help. Residents of the West Ashley community in Charleston have come together to help clean up and revitalize a swamp located in historic Maryville. Maryville was once a self-governing black community founded and established in 1886.

Buttigieg will travel to Charleston to talk infrastructure. US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to travel to Charleston on Wednesday to tour infrastructure in the Lowcountry and discuss the bipartisan Infrastructure Act, signed by President Joe Biden in November 2021.

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