Question: We appreciate Mr. Tomlinson's posts when the bomb threat came in and the subsequent information that it was resolved. Since then, we have heard things about several other safety issues up at the high school. We do trust the administration to handle safety concerns and we don't need names, etc., but how can we we figure out truth from rumors about safety issues with our schools? How do you decide what to make public and what you don't regarding threats to the students' safety?
Answer: In general, Broadalbin-Perth tries to be as transparent as possible with our community, giving residents as much information as we can about all topics affecting our schools and our students. However, regarding the safety and security of our schools, there is certain information that would be counterproductive for us to make public. Revealing details of our emergency plans could actually hurt our efforts to keep our students, faculty and staff safe since those details could be used by someone who wishes to do harm in our schools.
Please visit our website, www.bpcsd.org, for information on the school safety forum that was held on Jan. 9. A PDF of the PowerPoint that we presented that evening is available; during the presentation, we outlined our key safety and security procedures.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our director of operations and safety, Mike Carney, at 954-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- answered by Stephen Tomlinson, Superintendent of Schools
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