Solon Schools staff will receive a day of school safety and security training on April 2.
Students will be off school that day as principals, teachers and staff receive training from school safety consultant Ken Trump, who has been hired by the school district to help improve school building security in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting.
Read the full release from Solon Schools for more information.
Continuing our work on district safety and security, the Solon Schools will have an in-service staff training day on April 2. The training will be conducted by our school safety consultant Ken Trump. There will be no school for students on that day, but the district has received an Innovative Education Pilot Program waiver from the Ohio Department of Education so that the day will count as an instructional day.
On April 2, the day immediately following spring break, all staff will report to the high school auditorium for a 2 ½-hour training session. At the end of that whole group session, staff will return to their individual buildings and integrate the training information for their building, as well as participate in other district instructional functions at the end of the day.
Teaching and non-teaching personnel will participate in the training. Bus drivers will have a separate training for transportation-specific issues in August, but are also invited to attend the April 2 session.
Solon safety forces and other city officials will also be invited to attend, as well as representatives from the other schools in Solon, including St. Rita and the Learning Trails School.
We will continue to keep you updated as the process progresses.