February 26, 2018
Massillon City Schools address safety issues during community forum!
(Massillon): It was close to a packed house as parents; grandparents and family members from across town came together for a community forum to address the controversial issue of school safety and security; something that has the concern of Americans across the nation as well as Massillonians.
During tonight's forum; MCS administrators addressed many of the issues that are on the minds of residents which includes finding the best ways to keep our children safe while at school.
Mondays meeting was comprehensive. Residents heard from several administrators including Supt. Rik Goodright on what the district has done to protect our kids and what they would like to do. They also opened the floor to smaller table meetings with residents to get their feedback.
Tonight's coverage of this special forum begins with the opening address from Supt. Goodright. Below are broadcast clips from other educators about how to protect our children while in school.
SUPT. GOODRIGHT ADDRESSES COMMUNITY FORUM!:
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR MARK FORTER TALKS ABOUT SAFETY PROTOCOL
THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT:
WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL PAUL SALVINO ADDRESSES RESIDENTS
DURING MONDAYS FORUM:
As mentioned; residents attending the forum broke into smaller groups to address their concerns to administrators who sat in at every table. Some of the major concerns included; whether or not to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom; to additional safety training for bus drivers; to using retired veterans to help protect school property; just to mention a few.
Results of Mondays forum; including input from residents; will be posted on the district website within the next few weeks. The importance of this meeting also had the attention of city leaders with the attendance of Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro Perry and Safety Service Director Joel Smith.