FDL School District Working both Inside & Outside of School to Keep Students Safe
Officer-involved shooting incidents in Waukesha and
Oshkosh last week and references to threats circulating on social media around
the region have allowed officials with the Fond du Lac School District to pause
and reflect on how much is being done locally to protect students from similar
incidents happening here.
Superintendent Jim Sebert says that while a lot of money
is being spent to enhance building security in the district, he credits
teachers and staff for making students feel welcome and keeping them engaged. “Whether
its athletics, or music or art – any club – you name it, kids, when the have
that connection with that special adult in the school – at least one of them –
the odds of this happening, you have to hope, lessen because kids have a
purpose and they are there for a reason,” Sebert said.
Sebert tells us he is also thankful for the relationships
the district has with the city Police and Fire Departments and Emergency
Management, which he says are important when it comes to working through
different situations facing students and staff.
The Fond du Lac School Board spent a portion of their meeting
this week doing an annual review of the district’s Emergency Preparedness
Manual and discussing evaluations of safety drills.