School Safety Forum
A school safety forum for parents and community members –a follow-up to the forum held in December following the Connecticut school shootings – will be held from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the PES cafeteria.
School officials will report on emergency preparedness measure that have been instituted or updated in the months since the first meeting; parent and community questions raised in the first meeting will be revisited and any new questions and concerns will be welcomed.
Parents and community members will also be invited to participate in emergency preparedness planning with district and town officials.
Informational Meeting on School Administrative Restructuring
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.
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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. (more…)
In the wake of last week’s events in the Boston area, parents may find the following resources helpful in speaking with children.
National Association of School Psychologists
Helping Children Cope with a National Tragedy
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Safe & Healthy Learning Environments
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center
Helping Youth and Children Recover from Traumatic Events