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City Officials Reviewing School Safety

School and City Officials are reviewing school safety procedures in the wake of the Newtown tragedy.

School and public safety officials are in the midst of a comprehensive review of all school safety procedures.

The safety protocols at each individual school were discussed at a meeting with city officials from key departments and a collection of school administrators and
principals. They met this week to discuss school safety and security in the wake of the recent tragedy that occurred in Newtown, CT.

Joining Superintendent Steve Dlott were Police Chief Mark Leonard, Fire Chief Jim Fortin, Public Facilities Director John Ghiloni, the principal at each of Marlborough’s seven schools, and Dr. Jerry Lewis, who is part of the city’s crisis intervention team.

Mayor Arthur Vigeant Safety and security protocols deserve frequent review and discussion to ensure public safety and school officials can act quickly if the need arises, said Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

“There is nothing more important than the safety and security of our students and teachers. It is important for our residents to know that we will continue to have a dialog about safety needs of the school system and act immediately if any deficiencies are identified,” he said.

The discussion was an important one to have, said Dr. Dlott.

“This reinforced the importance between teachers and principals and administration and public safety," he said. "I am confident that the Marlborough Public Schools have in place the right systems and procedures to ensure
maximum responsiveness. We will continue to work with Chiefs Leonard and Fortin to ensure their effectiveness.”

Mayor Vigeant and Dr. Dlott ask that any parents with any questions or concerns are asked to call their office at (508) 460-3779 or the Superintendent’s office at (508) 460-3509.

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