The meeting comes on the heels of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in December, and a lockdown and evacuation at Weston High School on Feb. 27 after a threatening note was found there.
In a letter sent to parents and families, Superintendent of Schools Colleen Palmer said the topics to be covered at the meeting include:
- What has changed in district security since events in Newtown?
- What are future changes that we can anticipate?
- What is the role of district security monitors?
- How does the Weston Police Department support the security of the district?
- Debrief on the Feb. 27 lockdown — what were the key takeaways?
- How can parents and the greater community help administrators keep the district safe?
- How we can manage new levels of security, but not lose our Weston identity?
A question-and-answer session will follow the school district’s presentation.
Dr. Palmer said in her letter, “I look forward to your participation in this important discussion on the security of our district and the safety of your children. There is nothing that we take more seriously than the responsibility of keeping your children safe and secure while you entrust them to our care.”