The Southwest Licking Local School District has announced an additional board-approved waiver day on Thursday, Feb. 13.

The Southwest Licking Local School District has announced an additional board-approved waiver day on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Students will not attend school that day.

The additional waiver day has been added to the calendar to provide staff professional development in the area of school security.

The district is working with the Licking County Sheriff's Office, the West Licking Joint Fire District, the Licking County SWAT team and other mental health and support agencies to offer staff members the most relevant information available regarding student safety, distress signs, emergency response and dealing with the aftermath of an emergency.

According to a SWLS news release, "... (T)his training will help keep our schools safe and allow staff access to the latest information and resources."