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Local schools take steps to reassure parents about security measures

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ROCKWALL – In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy last Friday, the Superintendents of the Rockwall and Royse City school districts emailed letters to parents yesterday afternoon and posted the letters on their websites to reassure parents and the community that many safety procedures and protocols are in place to keep students and staff safe while they are in school or at activities.

RISD Superintendent Jeff Bailey and RCISD Superintendent Kevin Worthy each outlined several of the existing safety procedures in place and promised that the school districts will continue to evaluate and constantly review safety measures.

Bailey mentioned that trained counselors are available at each campus to help students and parents who may be struggling with the violence that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School or elsewhere.

Click here to read the letter sent to RISD parents and posted on its website

Click here to read the letter sent to RCISD parents and posted on its website

Bailey also referred parents and teachers to a page on the RISD website entitled Helping Children Cope With A National Tragedy, Tips for Parents and Teachers provided by the National Association of School Psychologists. The page outlines 10 steps all adults should take, nine steps parents should take and 13 things schools should do.

By J.J. Smith

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