PORTLAND Skyline Elementary School in Portland started the new school year Tuesday with extra security and many changes, following the disappearance of Kyron Horman at the end of the last school year.
Teachers and staff will now take a head-count of students several times a day and parents will be notified through an automated system if their child isn t in class.
It's just great to see everybody here helping and to see that he is still in everyone's hearts and minds, it is great, Kyron's dad Kaine Horman said.
In addition, visitors will be required to wear color-coded badges inside the school, as well as volunteers.
The other big change security cameras will keep an eye on virtually the entire school grounds. The security system was donated by a local business.
It's a fine line for us, school counselor Ben Keefer said. We obviously support the Horman family in every way that we can, but have to be able to move forward and go on with school even though we're not moving on, we're not forgetting what happened.
Kyron disappeared on June 4, after attending a science fair at the school with his step-mom, Terri Moulton Horman.
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KGWReporter Kyle Iboshi contributed to this report