December 17, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Statement regarding the school shooting in Connecticut
Springfield Public Schools mourns the tragedy that is unfolding in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We send our collective prayers and concerns to the entire Sandy Hook community.
The safety and well being of our students and staff is our top priority. While we aim for all of our students to achieve high academic standards, this is possible only within a safe learning environment.
Springfield Public Schools relies on an extensive safety manual and routine training for emergencies. The manual walks each school through numerous steps, checklists, and procedures for maintaining safety. It also provides guidance regarding all forms of contact, ranging from parents to emergency response personnel.
We will continue to ensure that our policies and programs are consistently followed so that all students can enjoy a safe, positive learning experience.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep our schools safe. Please feel free to contact your school or the district office at 217/525-3000 if you have any comments or suggestions.
Superintendent Dr. Walter Milton, Jr.