Monday, December 17, 2012

Open Letter to Bloomfield Parents from Superintendent Bing

A letter to parents/guardians from Superintendent Bing
December 14, 2012

Dear Parents/Guardians-

We were just informed of the tragedy at a Newtown Elementary School in Fairfield County, Connecticut. I want to assure you all that the Bloomfield Township Police and the school district work collaboratively to ensure the safety of our children and staff. All schools are under a 24/7 lockdown which requires visitors to be buzzed in electronically or checked in by security. Our Middle and High Schools each have a full time policeman in their building along with security guards.
Our elementary buildings utilize a video screening system and its doors are locked throughout the day. Our schools are also part of the routine patrols done by the Bloomfield Police every day.

All staff are trained in emergency drill procedures and practice those procedures monthly.

I ask that you keep the victims and families of this tragedy in your hearts. Our district will be holding a parent workshop on School Safety on Wednesday, January 30th in the BHS Media Center (7:00 pm). We will be presenting with the Bloomfield Police.

Please feel free to contact my office with any questions/concerns. I thank you.

Jason Bing
Superintendent of Schools

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