Glenn, who played an instrumental role in the renovations Meadowvale Elementary School in the 1990s, wants it to be Havre de Grace High School's turn, since it is the oldest standing high school in Harford County.
"The main entrance is geographically separated from the main office. The Havre de Grace campus is split in two by Congress Avenue. The gymnasium and music department is on the opposite side of the street. It's always unlocked, allowing anyone to enter the building," Glenn said. "Years ago, when society seemed to be much simpler, this was an adequate arrangement. However, given the current problems both nationally and internationally and events that have occurred in Columbine, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, we can no longer afford to take that risk."
Glenn reminded Board of Education members during a public hearing Monday of the significant upgrades to North Harford, Edgewood, Aberdeen and Bel Air high schools—all while the Havre de Grace community waited patiently for what upgrades they would receive.
Havre de Grace Middle School PTSA President Debbie Frick, who also has a daughter attending the high school this year, was concerned over students crossing Juniata Street and Congress Avenue.
Frick discussed Congress Avenue, which runs between the two-building campus, and how students forget that the street reopens at 2:15 p.m.
"Traffic can go by, kids are still walking across to get to the other building. There has been some near misses because the kids have been forgetting it has been closed all day and now the street is reopened," Frick said.
Frick also worries about speeding cars and emergency vehicles that tend to speed down Juniata, when physical education, band, and environmental science classes are crossing the road to head to the stadium or Lilly Run.
"The Board of Education's goal is to plan a safe, secure, and healthy learning environment that is conducive to effective teaching and learning," Glenn said.
The proposed FY14 Capital Improvement Program will be voted on at the Board of Education meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24.