Four Community Listening Sessions scheduled between Jan. 8 and 16.
Monday, January 7
Atlanta Public Schools invites all stakeholders to participate in one of four Community Listening Sessions to offer ideas on how to enhance school culture, climate, safety and student transportation. All meetings are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Please plan to attend one of these sessions to express your concerns and to share your thoughts and suggestions to make our schools safer and more secure.
Patch Question of the Week: After Newtown, do you feel safe sending your kids to school?
It's the issue that's on many people's minds: could the horror that visited Newtown last week happen here? Are our schools safe from such violence? And what can we do - if anything at all - to make them safer? Metro Atlanta schools rushed to reassure parents that their systems are prepared in the event of an emergency. APS Superintendent Dr. Erroll Davis said city of Atlanta schools have implemented safety drills and other procedures that are designed to protect their students. Nonetheless, he asked parents to always remain vigilant and alert school officials if they see something suspicious. DeKalb County schools also have a system in place for notifying parents, locking down schools and having law enforcement and school officials on …