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School Safety Message from School Superintendent

To the Parents of USD #416, Our thoughts are with the families and the Parkland, Florida community as they try to cope with the horrendous act of violence in their school and community. As a parent of students in our district, I understand the concerns many of you are experiencing when we hear of another horrific act of senseless violence at a school in our country. I share the same questions you have: Why is this happening? When will it ever stop? Are my kids safe in school? Our school district’s number one priority is student and staff safety while at school. To help ensure students and staff are safe at school, we have the following safety measures in place:

 Excellent partnerships with our local law enforcement agencies and first responders

 A School Resource Officer

 Secure and Dedicated Entrances at each school building

 Safety Drills

 Crisis Teams at each school

 Specific safety protocols, including active shooter

 Text messaging and email alert systems

 Cameras have been installed throughout the interior and exterior of our building and grounds

 Safe and anonymous methods to report bullying, harassment, threats or other concerns

 District Staff ID badges and visitor check-in procedures

Each of us in our Louisburg community can help play a role in keeping our community a safe place for all to live, work and go to school. This is a shared responsibility among all. I encourage you to keep having active conversations with your children. Monitor their social media outlets and phones. If you see or hear anything suspicious or concerning, please inform the local law enforcement and school officials immediately. Never believe a possible threat is not credible. We must always investigate any threat, big or small, to make sure our schools remain safe places of learning. I have attached our active shooting procedures, A.L.I.C.E., to this letter as well. As a parent and as a superintendent of schools, I hope and pray, our schools never have to employ these active shooting procedures. I share these with you to know that our schools have the drills and protocols in place if/when a situation occurs. In closing, my thoughts and prayers, once again, go out to the families that have experienced senseless acts of violence in our country. These incidents are becoming too common. My hope is that we can begin to work on positive solutions so no other family has to experience what the families in Parkland, Florida are experiencing this week.



A.L.I.C.E Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate Information