The purpose of the Superintendent's Message is to maintain communication about events, initiatives, and general information.
Regina L. Botsford
Good communication implies open, honest dialogue among constituents. If you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me via phone or email.
November 4, 2013
Dear Community Members:
Over the past years, Region 15 has taken significant steps to improve our security practices at all of our schools, including asking visitors to sign in and, if not recognized by our staff, to provide a proof of identification. While these requests may be considered bothersome by some parents and school visitors, we know these are inconveniences that you gladly bear in the interest of our children’s safety.
Some of the additional measures in place at our schools are more rigorous building entry procedures, increased police and security patrols, surveillance systems, and other procedures that, by design and intent, are not obvious to visitors. Communicating about an organization’s security preparedness requires balancing the public’s desire to know with the imperative need to maintain the integrity of the security plan.
Effective emergency planning goes beyond security protocols to include other potential threats to safety like fire and natural disasters. Region 15 continues to conduct drills for such occurrences and to review our protocols with law enforcement and security professionals as well as with school staff.
During this season of thanks, I am especially grateful for the privilege of working together with colleagues and families in the interest of educating our children. Please know that the short delays and inconveniences you may encounter at our schools are reminders of the enhanced security measures and infrastructure updates that are designed with the safety of our children and our school staff foremost in our minds.
Thank you for your support.
I welcome your thoughts and questions, and encourage you to contact me at any time through email at email@example.com or by phone at 203-758-8259.
Regina L. Botsford