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Guard shack staffed for extra security
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In the wake of the push for extra school security, the guard shack at the entrance to Warren County High School and Hickory Creek Elementary, which sat empty last year, is being staffed. The guard shack is not staffed with security personnel for the time being, but with substitute teachers employed by Kelly Staffing Services.Members of the county’s Financial Management Committee voted 5-0 to reject a bid to man the guard shack by Securitas Security Services. Director of Schools Bobby Cox recommended to reject the bid, which he felt came in higher than what it would cost locally.Securitas’ bid was $13.78 per hour or $384.40 per week at 35 hours per week for one person.Cox said, “We are talking to off-duty McMinnville police officers who will work through Kelly Services and will work in a position to help people gain entry into and out of the area.”