Police & Fire

West High School lockdown prompts review of district’s safety protocols

Monday, September 29, 2014 Carol Robidoux 0

Debriefing after an emergency is routine practice so that everyone involved can evaluate current emergency plans and procedures to improve safety. Superintendent Dr. Debra Livingston will meet with school board members in a non-public session, in accordance with administrative rules*, to brief them on the results of the evaluation. Specifics on any changes to policy or procedure may be released publicly in order to protect the integrity of those emergency plans. READ MORE


Post-lockdown at West HS, parents, school committee focus on security

Sunday, September 28, 2014 Carol Robidoux 0

What played out in Desrochers head as she waited in the parking lot last Thursday for her daughter was the same thing that brought a throng of parents to the perimeter of the crime tape, and the swift response from local and state police with SWAT teams: Images of Columbine and Sandy Hook, and all the others, where, in a flash, mass school shootings happened without warning, and ended in tragedy. READ MORE

School News

Beech Street school awarded $25,000 ‘Year of the Book’ CLiF Grant

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Carol Robidoux 0

In addition to giving new books to students, the one-year partnership between CLiF and Beech Street will include author/illustrator visits, multi-day writing workshops, and storytelling presentations. Grant money also will provide custom-designed and professionally printed literacy posters, a color printer, and expenses related to a student author day reception later this school year. READ MORE