A special committee reviewing safety standards in the Dickson County school system has presented a list of recommendations that includes structural changes to schools, improved surveillance and communication systems, additional school resource officers or security guards and regular updates and training on safety plans among other proposals. Director of Student Services Steve Sorrells presented the committee’s proposal Thursday night and school board Chairman Tim Potter said he would like the board to discuss it more in depth at a work session so discussion can begin on funding some of the plan. “There are two things parents want from us: educate my child and keep him safe,” Potter said. The committee was created in the aftermath of December’s school shooting in Connecticut and reviewed everything from barricading classrooms and controlling access to school buildings to putting a school resource officer or security guards in every building. Based on preliminary estimates, complete implementation of the committee’s proposals could cost around $1.5 million, with most of that being one-time expenses involving modifications to buildings. Recurring costs would include SROs or security guards and crisis management plan updates and staff training. Proposals include the installation of barricade systems on classroom doors, pull-down doors in hallways, modifications to school entrances and common areas, surveillance systems, new communications systems, safe rooms in schools, signage at schools, secondary access to all buildings for emergency personnel, training teachers on non-lethal defense strategies, continuous updates to safety plans and ongoing training for all school system personnel. The board did not schedule a work session to continue discussion on the safety committee proposal, but Potter said the board needs to move quickly and take some action to pass along recommendations to the county commission to start talking about possible funding. The cost associated with the safety recommendations is not incorporated in the school system’s draft budget, which already is about $3.4 million short on the revenue side.