Tiano Says Student Safety Is Number One Priority
School Committee discusses student safety for 2013.
In its first meeting of 2013, the Chelmsford School Committee discussed a variety of topics from donations to cameras, but one stuck out: student safety.
Addressing student safety issues following the wake of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the board went into a more somber, but optimistic tone as Chelmsford Public School Superintendent Frank Tiano took on this concern on a local level, saying that student safety is the school system’s “number one priority.”
During Tiano’s comments to the board, he noted that he’s currently working closely Chelmsford Chief of Police James Murphy on student safety issues as well as developing plans directly with school administrators to keep the school system as fortified and safe as possible.
Chelmsford School Committee Vice Chair Michael Rigney, who has children in the school system, talked about their feelings of security and safety while at school.
“They are feeling safe,” said Rigney.
Tiano added that parents and teachers have done “an outstanding job” to reassure safety to students across Chelmsford, and that local residents can remain optimistic that everything that can possibly be done to assure school safety is being implemented.
“Statistically, schools are the safest place where your kids can be,” said Tiano.