On Tuesday evening each District 123 school hosted an evening dialogue dedicated to student safety. Principals communicated to parents what their school emergency plans entail for everything from an intruder to tornados and other natural disasters.
“The purpose of tonight is to have a safe, open forum and have a real talk about school safety in order to provide clarity over what we do to ensure our schools are safe and parents are informed, better understand our role, barriers and support system, explore the different viewpoints of our community, and enhance our personal commitment to common practices,” said Kolmar Principal David Creech.
Parents were encouraged to bring their input to the event, many left feeling even more confident than they were before about the school’s and district’s emergency protocol.
“It really gives me a pit in my stomach that we need even think about these things but the procedures that Kolmar and District 123 have in place make me feel as secure as I can in these times,” said a parent.
The next Parent University will focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences in January.