Yesterday, Boyle County High School hosted an assembly for all students. Staff members had heard that there was going to be a walk out in the afternoon. It was clear that students wanted and needed to be heard.
During the assembly, we talked to students about a variety of avenues that are available for them to share concerns, fears and suggestions – their student council, the STOP Help Tipline, and our open door policy for all administrators, teachers and counselors. Most importantly, we assured them that we WANT to hear from them.
Boyle County Schools is, and always has been, a safe school district. But, like everyone, we are spending time reviewing our procedures to see if changes should be made in light of recent national events. And, we are listening – to students, parents, staff and community members. If changes need to be made, we will make them.
Moving forward, there will be multiple opportunities for individuals to be heard. It is likely that a community forum will be held. We also encourage you to call your child's school or the central office if you have questions, or to share your concerns and suggestions. Educating our students is something that we own as a community and their safety is the #1 priority.