The North Allegheny School Board hired a consultant Wednesday to analyze the vulnerability of the district's security.
Corporate Security and Investigations Inc. will be paid $11,500 to perform a "vulnerability analysis" of the district's 15 buildings. The analysis will involve a review of the buildings' physical security, security systems and procedures and emergency preparedness plans.
The company will also recommend improvements.
The school board also accepted the retirements of 31 people with a combined 835 years of service to the district.
The list includes 28 teachers, some with more than 40 years of experience.
"We are losing some of our most experienced teachers and counselors who will be very, very difficult to replace," board member Linda Bishop said.
North Allegheny is in the middle of a three-year early retirement incentive to reduce personnel costs. Staffing decreased by nearly 48 full-time equivalent employees as of January.
Sandy Trozzo, freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org