Our schools should be sanctuaries for learning. Secure, welcoming school environments are essential for effective teaching and learning, and every school should have what is needed to keep everyone safe and meet students’ needs. Sadly, disruptive and violent episodes are commonplace in classrooms across the country, and New York is no exception, with school safety concerns on the rise. To compound these issues, the threat of mass violence has increased as the scourge of mass shootings continues to infiltrate our schools.
Together, we can find solutions to restore safety and well-being for our students.
Michelle Greenough, English teacher, helped her district isolate security issues in its buildings.
It's an issue every year. And every year we ask our government officials to help us.
Sarah Borowiec, math teacher, discusses the need for increased staff to meet students’ social and emotional needs.