Happy Spring! The year has gone by quickly, and the website is full of updates and important information as we close another successful year. It is an honor serving the families and students in Plain Local. I appreciate your support and encouragement that you have demonstrated this past year. Working together is the best way to ensure the entire community is moving forward.
This year has also tested our resolve as parents, educators, students, and community members. School safety and violence has been a topic of most conversations over the last several months. As a parent of three children in Plain Local, I trust the entire staff to ensure the safety of my children, and every child in the district. There is not a program or book that we can purchase to solve the current challenges in our community. We must work together to meet the needs of each person, and encourage everyone to access and ask for help at any time. I believe we can make a difference by not blaming one another, but by coming together as one unified community to help those in need. I am committed to this journey in Plain Local. Please join me by working together, as one community, to positively shape the future. Our students are depending on us!
Finally, we will continue increased police presence across the school district for the remainder of the year and throughout the summer months. Additional security measures have been added this year and will continue to be evaluated this summer as we prepare for next year. My work on the county safety task force committee allows Plain Local to collaborate with the Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security, and FBI as we look to enhance security in our district. Also, the district is meeting regularly with mental health experts in an effort to enhance and streamline services for our community. Mental Health agencies should serve our families as needs arise in an attempt to prevent crisis situations. I will continue to update you on our progress.
I wish everyone a safe and healthy spring. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. Go Eagles!