Little Compton To Hold Meeting On School Safety On Wednesday

Little Compton school administrators will meet with parents on Wednesday to discuss the current state and future plans for safety as students transition to modular classrooms in January.

Little Compton school administrators will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. for parents concerned with school building safety procedures.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, Supt. Kathryn Crowley is working with Little Compton public safety personnel to ensure continued safety as students and faculty transfer into temporary classroom units during renovations at the Wilbur-McMahon School.

Classes are expected to move into the temporary units the last week of January and will likely remain there through June.

"We are doing everything and reinforcing safety plans," said Crowley on Monday. "We will be transitioning in next the month so the fire chief and police chief will be working with us to maintain safety."

Crowley said the modular classroom buildings would be outfitted with a security system including a camera and intercom at the front door. A secretary would have complete control of who was allowed to enter the building.

Crowley said the district's Crisis and Prevention staff met with faculty and staff this morning alongside a school psychologist to discuss safety concerns and how to deal with students' questions about Friday's shooting.

"We are reviewing all of our policies," said Crowley. "Certainly parents are concerned you could see it on their faces today."

Crowley encouraged parents to call or email with concerns or to attend Wednesday's special School Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m., at the School Commons Area, 28 Commons.


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