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Local school district revises safety policies

The Grass Valley School District has revised its safety policies after a Scotten School student was nearly abducted in front of Lyman Gilmore Middle School March 24.

In a letter to parents Tuesday, Grass Valley School District Superintendent Jon Byerrum outlined the policy changes for parents who drop off their students at the district’s campuses, as well as changes in policies for students who attend the district’s after-school programs.

The district has modified its procedures in response to the alleged incident, which involved a 9-year-old student attending classes as part of the district’s after-school program.

The new policies affecting the after-school program are:

– Ensuring that children are accompanied by parents or school staff at all times. Adults will escort children to the bus or parent pick-up points and monitor them until parents arrive.

– Check-in will be required of all program participants in the district’s after-school program. Students will not be allowed to leave the program early unless picked up by a parent or another responsible adult with the parent’s written permission.

– Parents must pick up their children in the after-school classroom at the conclusion of the program. All children must be signed out by the parents or a parent-designated adult. The only exceptions are Lyman Gilmore after-school participants are allowed to sign themselves out if they walk home, and they are only allowed to do so with written permission of the parents.

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