February 26, 2018
Support for student voice
recent tragedy in Parkland, Fla., once again has raised the awareness of
all communities nationwide regarding the safety of our children in
The district has two primary responsibilities
each and every day – to educate every student, and to make sure every
student has the opportunity to learn in a safe and secure school
environment. In the wake of this
latest school tragedy, community action groups around the country are
organizing efforts to support peaceful demonstrations.
It is important to note that the City School
District of Albany will be working with our school leaders and student
leaders over the next couple of weeks to ensure that the intent of these
demonstrations is maintained, and that we maintain the integrity of the
intended causes in the most honorable and dignified manner possible.
We are supportive of our students and their right to
advocate for themselves and support their civic viewpoints through
protocols that promote the safety, security and well-being of all of our
approximately 11,500 students, faculty and staff. It will take each of
us working together for all of us to ensure that our students’ voices
are heard, and that their voices are taken seriously.
Once our plans have been solidified, we will
communicate with families our next steps in supporting our students in
having their voices heard.
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Yours in education,
Kaweeda G. Adams
Superintendent of Schools