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Whitesboro CSD to Host Community Night Focusing on Safety, Vaping, Mental Health

Safety and security, vaping, student mental health – are all important, trending topics being discussed in school districts across the country, and, locally, it’s no different.

The Whitesboro Central School District will host a district-wide Community Night on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, from 6-8 p.m, in the Middle School Auditorium.

Parents of all students, staff and other interested community members are invited to attend any and all presentations.

Beginning at 6 p.m., a discussion of Whitesboro’s comprehensive safety and security program will give participants an overview of school safety preparedness; student, staff and parent training; emergency response; and effective communication.

From 7-7:30 p.m., the district will present Vaping – What Parents and Students Should Know. District officials will discuss facts and statistics, health concerns and District initiatives.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., a presentation on student mental health will conclude the community night. The District will focus on culture and climate, signs and symptoms, student and staff training, school and community partnerships and resources.

“Community Nights are an important tool that allow our District and community to engage in two-way conversation about current topics affecting our school and community,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian K. Bellair. “School safety continues to be an area where we are constantly making updates and improvements, and we want to keep parents and the community up-to-date on what we’re doing. Vaping and student mental health are more recent concerns being faced by schools across the country.  Engaging our parents and community as partners in the educational process will enable us to help our students succeed and make positive choices.”