For any Era ISD stakeholders who may be interested: the EISD Board of Trustees will be formally considering approval of Board Policies CKC(LOCAL) and GKA(LOCAL) at the regular April meeting on Monday, April 20th, at 7:00pm in the new cafeteria. Approval of these policies will allow Era ISD to institute the "Guardian Policy" within the district, with implementation starting in the Fall 2015 semester, which, among other safety measures, will allow the Board to authorize a specific number of district staff to carry approved concealed handguns on school district property at school-sponsored events. Such staff members will be required to receive extensive and ongoing training, a psychological evaluation, and annual recertification, and these employees will remain anonymous. This plan and its implementation have been discussed by the Board over the past year or so, and the aforementioned policies were presented in the March meeting in a first reading, and can be reviewed at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicAgenda.aspx by clicking on the appropriate links. Any interested stakeholders are cordially invited to attend this month's board meeting, and can also share questions or concerns with Superintendent Jeremy Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.