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School system prepared for stormy weather
The National Weather Service has awarded Warren County School District a StormReady distinction after all the schools in the district completed a 13-step process and passed on-site inspections. Pictured, from left, are School Board member James Bennett, Tennessee Department of Safety representative Breanna Robinson, Federal Programs director Vickie Dodd, National Weather Service meteorologist Brittney Whitehead, WCHS assistant principal Stan Jacobs, Warren County Director of Schools Bobby Cox, and Warren County EMS director Jim Cunningham.
Warren County Schools cannot prevent bad weather, but it is StormReady in an effort to protect students.StormReady is a nationwide program offered by the National Weather Service. The program helps schools better protect students during severe weather by encouraging them to be proactive in improving their severe weather plans. National Weather Service meteorologist Brittney Whitehead made the announcement Friday that Warren County Schools was the third school district in Tennessee to receive the StormReady distinction by meeting all the criteria, a 13-step process that included on-site inspections of each school to verify compliance.Vickie Dodd, Federal Programs director for Warren County Schools, spearheaded the effort to prepare the schools to pass the StormReady inspection and each of the schools now has a staff member who is a liaison working alongside Dodd to make sure their school continues to be compliant with the program.