Claremore Daily Progress

January 11, 2013

McClaren appointed to security commission

Mark Friedel
Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE — Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, along with Democratic and Republican leaders announced Wednesday the 22 members of the Oklahoma Commission on School Security. Lamb, a former United States Secret Service Agent, will serve as chair of the commission.

Members include local school personnel, law enforcement, parents and health care professionals.
Claremore Schools Superintendent Mike McClaren has been appointed to the commission and will assist in providing suggestions to enhance school security statewide.
“It’s an honor,” said McClaren.
McClaren said it is a timely commitment, however he is willing to be a part of the solution for a more secure learning environment.
The goal is to generate ideas on how to upgrade security and keep students safe, he said.
The first meeting for discussion will be held Jan. 22 at the State Capitol. Meeting agendas include- speaker testimony and discussion not limited to public safety, mental health, training, engineering and local control, according to a recent press release from the Lt. Governor’s office.
The commission plans to provide suggestions and recommendations regarding school security for the 2013 legislative session.