Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends:
Recent polls show that parents’ first concern about schools today is their child’s safety. That is my concern as well. Fortunately, the Springfield Local Schools are very safe. However, no community is immune from the threats of violence and drugs that endanger public schools nationwide.
We are introducing a Safe School Helpline to help prevent such actions. It is designed to assist you in reporting any wrongdoing that impacts our schools, our students, or our staff—anonymously, so as to protect your privacy. For example, you may wish to report acts of violence, theft, drug or alcohol use, weapons, or sexual harassment.
Just call from a touch-tone phone to 1-800-4-1-VOICE, ext. 359 (418-6423) to leave your information. Your message will not be traced, and you will not be identified. The Safe School Helpline team will transcribe and fax your message to school officials, so appropriate action can be taken.
Thank you for your continued support to provide a better education for all Springfield students. If you have any questions about the Safe School Helpline, please call your school principal or myself.