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Community Forum on School Safety – April 17

The Pittsfield School District will be holding its second Community Forum on School Safety, Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 PM at the Pittsfield Elementary School.

This forum, co-sponsored by the Pittsfield Elementary School PTO and Pittsfield Parent Connection, is a follow-up to the Safety Forum held back in December that addressed community concerns and provided information pertaining to the emergency protocols in place within Pittsfield Schools.

The Pittsfield School District Crisis Team includes members of Pittsfield’s Police and Fire Departments. Since the December Safety Forum, the team has met with Gregg Champlin of the Department of NH Homeland Security to audit the District’s Emergency Response Plan. Mr. Champlin then shared seven procedures that might be used during various emergency situations. The Crisis team will be sharing the results of their meeting and providing information to the public as to how community members might become involved as team members moving forward in this work.

Answers to questions posed at the initial meeting will also be addressed and an opportunity for more questions from the community will be made available.

Your participation in this event will provide the Pittsfield School District Crisis Team valuable feedback as they refine the District’s Emergency Response Plan.

Informational Meeting on School Administrative Restructuring , April 17

An informational meeting for parents and community members regarding the school administrative restructuring that has been adopted by the Pittsfield School Board will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the PES cafeteria.

The restructuring will eliminate the positions of school principals at both PES and PMHS and replace these positions with a Dean of Instruction and a Dean of Operations who will each be responsible for both schools, PS-12. The restricting is expected to result in (1) academic gains for students, (2) stronger coherence between the two schools, and (3) greater efficiencies in operations. Beginning in 2008, Pittsfield’s schools have been developing strategies to address these three aims. Parents and community members are invited to participate in this upcoming informational meeting to learn more about this exciting change for our schools’ leadership.