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It has been nearly a month since the tragedy that took place in Parkland, FL and we know it has weighed heavy on the hearts of parents, students, teachers and administrators across the country. Since that event took place, Spring-Ford administration has reviewed our safety plans
Recently, we have received many questions and inquiries regarding the National School Walkout on March 14, and how the Spring-Ford Area School District will address the issue. At this time, our High School Administration (Grades 9-12), have been working with a group of student leaders who wish to organize an opportunity to honor the 17 lives lost on February 14th with a quiet 17-minute remembrance. We appreciate the fact that these students are working with the administration so that they may conduct this event inside the building in a safe and orderly manner and we respect their request to peacefully assemble. Students interested in participating will be permitted to leave their classroom at
We also understand that not all students are interested in participating nor will want to leave their classes. Students who do not wish to participate will stay in class with their teachers until the end of the period. Please know that staff will not leave anyone alone in classrooms, hallways and common areas and instruction will continue when possible. Specific staff members will be assigned to supervise those students who choose to leave class. Because student and staff safety is our number one priority, it is important to know that we will not permit anyone other than students and high school staff to participate in the morning or the after-school gathering.
At this time, there are no additional student groups in our K-8 buildings who have shared a desire to gather. As they are every day, our school counselors will be available in all buildings to meet with students who may need to share their feelings with an adult.
I will meet with our High School Administration early next week to discuss further considerations for national walkout events planned in March and April. If necessary, we will share more information as these conversations continue.
Dr. David Goodin, Superintendent
- Dr. Goodin
- Student Safety