Raising Awareness for Safe Schools

Raising Awareness for Safe Schools
Posted on 10/08/2019
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Superintendent Danny Adkins wants to remind everyone that October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month and Safe Schools Week in Kentucky begins October 20.


Adkins comments, “We want everyone, our students and staff, in Floyd County Schools to feel and be safe. We’re committed to school safety. We have School Resource Officers in each attendance area and we are working to address any safety concern immediately. We can’t say enough about Sheriff John Hunt and Prestonsburg Police Chief Larry Woods and their deputies. These gentlemen and their staff are absolutely the best partners we could have.”


Adkins continued, “October 20-26 is the official Safe School Week in Kentucky and we’re glad to have this reminder to raise awareness and to make sure we have safe, secure learning environments for our students. In order to be as safe as possible, we need everyone involved. The Kentucky Center for School Safety has created a pledge called the Safety Story Pledge and we are asking students, staff, parents, family members and community members to take a few minutes and take the pledge with us.”


In talking about the pledge Adkins commented, “The pledge uses the acronym SAFE to point out the characteristics and the actions that can help schools be safe. It’s about being strong, being more tolerant of each other, being kind and about encouraging one another. This goes for students and for adults. We need to set the example for our children and encourage and guide them to making the right decisions in how to treat others. Not only is this pledge to help make schools safer, it is simply the right thing to do.”


Adkins concluded, “We want to provide amazing opportunities for our students, to challenge them and help them choose their own pathways to successful lives, and in order to do that, we have to have safe environments for our students. Our children deserve to be safe and to feel safe at school and at home and in our communities so we are asking Floyd County to take the pledge and be intentional about how we treat others so that we can all be the examples our kids need.”


To take the pledge, visit the Kentucky Center for School Safety website or click on the following link: https://kycss.org/sswpledge/



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