BEATRICE – Beatrice Public Schools will begin their new year with a new Superintendent. Just like students get used to transitioning from one building to another, Superintendent Jason Alexander says it’s new for him, as well.
One activity district staff participated in Monday, is something districts may not have even imagined years ago…training for an active shooter incident, at both the middle school and high school.
The active shooter drills were led by Beatrice Police, using officers armed with rifles and practicing various scenarios in a mock school attack.
Wednesday is the first day of school for kindergarten through ninth grade students…a half day of classes. Thursday is the first full day for all grades…K through Twelve.
The one exception is at Paddock Lane Elementary School, where delays in completing a six-classroom addition have pushed back the start of the new school year to Monday, August 20th.