Solon Schools, Police Chief To Review Safety Plans After Newtown Shooting

The Solon Board of Education, the district's administrative team and Police Chief Chris Viland will meet in executive session Tuesday to review all emergency and safety plans.

In the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Solon Schools leaders and the police chief will meet Tuesday to review all safety plans and discuss any recommended changes.

The Solon Board of Education, the district's administrative team and Police Chief Chris Viland will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in private executive session to review all of their emergency plans, said Superintendent Joe Regano in a letter to parents.

Regano said the district will share with parents all the information it can on Wednesday.

Regano's full letter is below:

Like you, we spent much of this weekend reflecting on the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. We share your concerns about ensuring that our school buildings are as safe as they possibly can be. The senselessness and horror of Friday's attack in an elementary school building strikes too close to home.

The Solon Board of Education has called a special meeting with our entire administrative team and Solon Chief of Police Chris Viland for tomorrow night, December 18. We will meet in executive session and will be reviewing all aspects of our current emergency and safety plans as well as making recommendations for changes as needed.

We will communicate with you again Wednesday morning following the meeting. At that time, we will share as much information with you about the changes as we can without divulging specific details related to security measures and procedures that could compromise student and staff safety if published.

We did receive parent communications and suggestions over the weekend and we certainly are taking those into account as we undertake a full review of our current plans. Rest assured, we will look at all possible changes to be sure we are not missing anything.

Thank you for your continued support and we will be back in touch with you first thing Wednesday morning.

Joe Regano


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