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School Safety Message,

As you are probably aware with the recent school tragedy in Parkland, Florida, there has been an increased social awareness on many topics related to school and community safety.  There are many conversations and talking points to attempt to deal with these senseless actions. Of course, opinions differ on how best to proceed. To that end, various organizations nationally have encouraged students to “walk out” of school on two dates, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, and again on Friday, April 20, 2018, as a show of unity, empathy and awareness.

 

Eastbrook Community Schools recognize that there may be students who are aware of these planned walkouts and wish to participate.  After shared discussion with the building administrators throughout the district it is the intent for all schools to conduct “business as usual” on those days with a few potential exceptions.  

 

Students wishing to observe the 17-minute walkout will be permitted to do so under the following conditions.  This will take place from 10:00-10:17 AM. Students will remain within our schools and directed to the school’s cafeteria where the building-level administrators and their designee(s) will monitor the discussion and talking points.  At all times students’ behavior must be above reproach and respectful of all individuals. Students will return to their classrooms following the 17-minute walkout. Additionally, Students are not to leave the supervision of their school buildings or they would be subject to the natural discipline consequences of this behavior.

 

Please contact Superintendent Brett Garrett at 765-664-0624 or bgarrett@eastbrook.k12.in.us if you have any questions or thoughts.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Eastbrook Community Schools