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Branson Strengthens School Safety with School Protection Officers

BRANSON, MO (December 4, 2023) – The Branson School District is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students and staff members. As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance security and safety in our schools, we are pleased to announce the addition of four School Protection Officers (SPOs) to our district.

The Branson Schools Safety Department now consists of Director of School Safety, Ryan Pace, four School Resource Officers (SROs), and four School Protection Officers (SPOs).

School Protection Officers (SPOs) complete training and education in security and surveillance, emergency response, conflict resolution, crisis management, and are authorized to carry firearms while on school grounds. The SPOs will work in conjunction with staff, including School Resource Officers (SROs) and school administrators.

Director of School Safety, Ryan Pace, expressed his enthusiasm for the enhanced safety measures: “We are continually working to create a safe learning environment for all students. These additional School Protection Officers will allow us to further strengthen our safety protocols and respond proactively, ensuring the well-being of our school community.”

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