A report by Sharon Public Schools Superintendent Timothy J. Farmer on the district's safety procedures is now available for parents and families to view online.
The report, which can also be viewed as an attachment to this article, highlights a three-pronged approach for addressing emergency lockdown situations.
"A singular strategy is unlikely to address all variables," the report states.
But also highlighted in the report are details on what already exists for safety procedures at all of Sharon's schools, as well as suggestions for future considerations.
Among the protocols listed in the report that currently exist:
- All schools offer highly trained mental health professionals to work with administration while creating safe and supportive school environments
- Schools promote programming, such as Cottage Core Values; H.E.A.R.T. (helpfulness, effort, acceptance, respect, teamwork) at East Elementary; Building Blocks of Character at Heights Elementary (citizenship, trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, caring, fairness); Peer leaders/ADL training, anti-bullying efforts at Sharon Middle School; Teen Speakout, service and support clubs, Boys II Men, Mix-It-Up Day at SHS
- In conjunction with the Sharon Police and Fire departments, all schools participate in planned evacuation and lockdown drills
Among those discussed for future considerations:
- New protocol for visitors to schools —
- Engage METRO LEC in updating our safety and emergency plans —
- Engage each building’s School Councils to gather additional feedback, concerns, suggestions regarding school safety and security —
- Install safety glass in all common areas —
- Install metal doors at all entrances/exits
To view the report in full detail online, click here.
The report was recently presented at the Sharon School Committee's meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13.