Safety and security were the main topic of discussion at the Oneonta City School District Board of Education meeting on Wednesday night due to the recent elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

Associate principal of Oneonta High School and the School Safety Chairman Thomas Brindley said it has been a very busy week. The district has been in contact with all the local law enforcement agencies.

"There's lots of good conversation going on," Brindley said. "We've discussing what we need to do and also what changes need to be made in order for us to make sure our schools are safer. When we talk about an incident, we talk about the things leading up to it -- prevention, risk reduction. We're strong in that sense. We're fortunate that we live in Oneonta and are surrounded by several law enforcement agencies."

One of the main issues in the Oneonta City School District’s capital project is for better safety and security. The capital project vote is on Tuesday Jan. 8.