Sympathy for Broward County Schools
Keeping Our Schools Safe
Posted on 02/15/2018

Dear CK Schools Families,

Our district joins the nation in mourning the devastating loss of life at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Our hearts are heavy for all those affected. In the aftermath of this tragedy, we want to share with you how we are keeping students safe and providing them with the support they need.

Our learning specialists and counselors are available to talk with students—or their families—at any time. Your child may be affected by yesterday’s events and express his or her grief at home. The National Association of School Psychologists provides a resource, Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers, that may be helpful. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our schools for more help if you need it.

If you have any questions about security measures at your child’s school, I encourage you to talk with your child’s principal. Each of our schools has a comprehensive plan to prevent and respond to emergencies. We regularly review our safety procedures with students, families and employees. This helps us ensure that our plans are appropriate and that they are followed. We also work closely with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue to coordinate security training, investigation and response efforts.

We love kids; that’s why we’re here. Nothing matters more to us than their safety. Thank you for your help as we work to keep our schools a safe place for our students, staff and community.


David McVicker