As many of you are aware, we have been faced with some school safety issues over the past month. I am thankful that none of the safety breaches have involved any student or staff member getting injured. These issues concern me a great deal. They concern me as the school superintendent of Louisburg. They also concern me as a father of two students of USD #416. Rest assured, our district and local law enforcement will always take the extra steps in making sure all staff and students are safe on school property.
In light of what has recently happened at LMS and LHS, we have been discussing additional safety measures. These safety measures include: locked entrances into the school offices, more security cameras, and better supervision of students. As I have stated in some previous letters to parents, I am asking for the GREAT kids that we have in Louisburg to step up and help us put an end to this loss of instructional time in our schools. I know our kids and staff do not like to go through a lockdown procedure, but we have no other choice to error on the side of school safety. Our students must understand that items that could potentially be considered a school or student safety issue cannot be brought into school or on school property.
My hope is that we can put the past month of school safety concerns behind us and move forward with what kids and teachers are at school for: teaching and learning. We have a great community with great kids, parents, and school staff. I want everyone to feel safe in our schools. Your help and support is appreciated!
Dr. Brian R. Biermann
Superintendent of Schools
Louisburg USD 416