School safety is our top priority in Chesterfield County Public Schools
Dear colleagues, parents and guardians,
When tragic and senseless events occur like those yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, it is both heartbreaking and scary. When these events happen, it also brings increased attention to safety and security in school divisions across the country. We want to assure you that school safety is always our top priority in Chesterfield County Public Schools, and schools remain on alert year-round.
Each Chesterfield County school has a threat assessment team trained through evidence-based practices to evaluate potential disturbances and respond appropriately. Each school also has a team trained to respond to issues affecting students and staff members in connection with the critical incident and emergency response management plan.
Here are additional ways Chesterfield County Public Schools maintains a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment:
We understand parents entrust their most precious gifts — their children — to our school division daily. We are committed to work and learning environments that support our diverse community and promote academic and social growth. Our students and staff members cannot achieve their best unless they feel secure, comfortable and supported. Please know that school counselors and support services are available for anyone who needs them during this time.
Everyone has a role to play in school safety. We ask that everyone be involved, aware, speak up and join efforts to sustain safe learning environments. If you see something, say something. If you know something, make sure someone at a school knows it too. We are all partners in efforts to protect our children.