Troy Schools statement on safety

Published On: Dec 17 2012 01:22:56 PM EST

Dear Troy School District Parents and Staff,

The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut weighed heavily on all of us over the weekend and our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the victims. As we prepare for school tomorrow, I believe it may be helpful to you to know some of the measures in place to ensure the safety of every student and staff member.  We will be meeting this week with both our internal security teams as well as the Troy Police Department to review our safety and security procedures at every building.

In the meantime, I want to reassure you that we are committed to maintaining the safest of learning environments across the District. I feel it is important to share with you our existing security measures:

It’s important that we maintain a sense of routine and stability to help our students feel safe. For the most part, the regular school day and school activities will continue as planned.

If you feel your child may need additional support, please contact his or her teacher or principal.

Many of you have written with suggestions for additional security measures. We appreciate your ideas and want you to know that we will be discussing each of them during our internal and external security reviews. We understand that you may have concerns, and we join with you in continuing to make the safety of our students and staff our top priority. We appreciate your support and commitment as we work together for the safety and well being of all.