South Euclid Lyndhurst School District News Article

Safety and Security Town Hall Forum


Officials from the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools recently conducted a town hall forum on the important topic and safety and security in our district, in partnership with the South Euclid Lyndhurst Parent Teacher Association. As part of our ongoing and deliberate effort to keep safety, security, and required resources as a top priority, Assistant Superintendents Dom Kaple, and Melissa Thompson, as well as Security Supervisor Tyler Wylie provided the community with an update of recent security enhancements and those which are currently in progress. Some of those include the installation of new locks on the doors throughout the buildings, ID badge entries, and other classroom lockdown measures. The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools also shared our encouragement for the community to use our Safer Ohio Schools Tip Line to report any safety, security, or bullying concerns at 844-723-3764. Assistant Superintendent Ms. Thompson outlined the importance of having a positive school climate with shared expectations between staff, students, and parents, and went on to update participants about upcoming programs focused on kindness and mental health. She discussed the importance of reporting any behavior of bullying or unkindness that takes place among the student body to staff members, who will then provide them with the proper forms, which are turned into the building principal for an investigation to begin. Bullying incidents can also be reported to the Safer Schools Ohio Tip Line. Ms. Thompson concluded her remarks by sharing resources within the district to help students and families with social skills/mental health needs, including the fact that every school has a counselor on site, and its own student support team. The SEL Schools also has seven contracted providers to help students during non-instructional time, and eight clinical supporters to assist with specific needs a child or family may have. Thank you to all who participated!

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